Apple to Move iPhone 4 and Some iPods, Macs to Obsolete Products

According to some internal documents obtained by the folks over at 9to5Mac, Apple will add the iPhone 4 alongside some Macs and iPods to its list of vintage and obsolete products, a week after the release of ‘iPhone 7’. The leaked document (shown below) suggests that starting September 13th, these devices will lose support for repair services through Apple and its authorized resellers.

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In addition to the iPhone 4 CDMA, the iMac (20-inch, Mid 2009), Mac mini (Mid 2010), and Mac mini Server (Mid 2010) are also being added to vintage/obsolete status on the 13th of this month. 

A few other products are moving to full obsolete status worldwide, including: iPod shuffle (2nd Generation – Late 2007), iPod shuffle (2nd generation – late 2008), iPod class (120GB), iPod touch (2nd Generation), iPod nano (4th Generation), and MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008).

Apple is expected to unveiled the ‘iPhone 7’ this week at a special media event scheduled to take place at 10AM PST on Sept. 7 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.