End of an era: the iPhone X, original HomePod, and first-gen AirPods are all now officially ‘vintage’

Apple has officially classified the iPhone X as ‘vintage,’ sending one of the most important modern iPhones off into the sunset. At the same time, the company gave the same classification to the original HomePod and the first-generation AirPods, putting them out to pasture alongside the iPhone X.

What does the vintage tag mean? According to Apple’s support website, this title gets applied to a device if between five and seven years have passed since Apple stopped distributing it for sale. When something becomes vintage, Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers will continue to repair it for up to two years, provided parts are still available. It’s like an early warning that the product will soon hit its end-of-life stage.


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