September 13, Apple officially discontinues technical support for iPhone 4 and iPod classic 120Gb

The adjective “vintage” in the Russian language has a positive connotation, often applied to things, stylized under old times. Conceived and he even brings a touch of glamour. But not in the case of “Apple” technique. From September 13, 2016 Apple iPhone 4 acknowledges a vintage, 120-Gigabyte iPod classic and some Mac computers, released in 2009 and 2010.

After 10 days Apple won’t support iPhone 4 and older models of iMac, MacBook Pro workstations Mac mini and Mac mini Server. As noted in the company, vintage or obsolete products are those that were discontinued more than 5 and less than 7 years ago. Apple does not serve them outside of the state of California, USA.

The status “end-of-life” are products that have been discontinued more than 7 years ago. Apple does not serve end-of-life device and does not provide any exceptions. Service companies do not have the possibility to order spare parts for end-of-life products.

From 13 September, Apple stops support:

Mac – the legacy (USA and Turkey) and of retired (AP/CN/EU/JP/LA):

  • iMac (20-inch, mid 2009)
  • Mac mini (mid 2010)
  • Mac mini Server (mid 2010)

Mac – of retired (AP/CN/EU/JP/LA/US)

  • MacBook (13-inch, late 2008)

iPhone is outdated (USA) and end-of-life (AP/CN/EU/JP/LA):

  • iPhone 4 CDMA

Status “operation released” worldwide receive:

  • iPod shuffle (2G – late 2007)
  • iPod shuffle (2G, late 2008)
  • iPod classic 120Gb
  • iPod touch 2G
  • iPod nano 4G
  • MacBook (13-inch aluminum, late 2008)

Note that the service support for most Apple devices is carried out within five years after their withdrawal from sale. The status of “released from service” means a discontinuance of the service. In other words, in the Apple Store and at authorized service centers owners of such devices will be denied even in the paid repair.

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