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iPhone 6 Plus Added to Apple's 'Vintage Product' List

By Hemaja Burud

FEBRUARY 16, 22

Apple today updated its list of vintage and obsolete products to include the iPhone 6 Plus, which has been out of production for more than five years.

The iPhone 6 Plus was released alongside the iPhone 6 in September 2014, and it was discontinued in September 2016 following the release of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

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The iPhone 6 Plus's sibling phone, the iPhone 6, is not on the vintage list at this time because it was on the market for a longer period of time.

The iPhone 6 was relaunched in 2017 as a midrange iPhone and was available for purchase until September 2018, so it will be another two years or so before it is designated as a vintage product.

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were notable for being the first devices to support Apple Pay and the first year that Apple offered the iPhone in multiple sizes.

Since the release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple has maintained its multi-size release strategy.

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The list of vintage products includes devices that Apple stopped selling more than five years ago and less than seven years ago.

Apple offers service and parts for vintage devices for up to 7 years, or as required by law, but repairs are subject to part availability.

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With the release of iOS 13, Apple stopped providing software updates to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.