Apple this week added the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus and the 9.7-inch iPad 4 to the company’s vintage products list which means that Apple stopped distributing them for sale more than 5 and less than 7 years ago.
The iPhone 6 Plus was announced on September 9, 2014, released on September 19, 2014, and featured an Apple A8 system-on-chip with an M8 motion co-processor.
The iPad (4th generation) — marketed as “iPad with Retina display” — was announced on October 23, 2012, released on November 2, 2012, and featured an an Apple A6X system-on-chip and added Touch ID support in the Home button.
MacDailyNews Note: Products are considered obsolete when Apple stopped distributing them for sale more than 7 years ago. Apple discontinues all hardware service for obsolete products, with the sole exception of Mac notebooks that are eligible for an additional battery-only repair period. Service providers cannot order parts for obsolete products.
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