Apple has recently added the iPhone 6 to its list of vintage products. The iPhone 6 was released back in September 2014 and marked the very first time Apple made much larger phones than it had done so previously. Late last year, Apple made the iPhone 6 Plus vintage but for various reasons, Apple has only now starting classing the smaller phon as vintage due to how long it was on the market for. For example, once the iPhone 6s was released the year after, the iPhone 6 Plus was discontinued, but Apple kept offering the smaller version for a number of years after that.
Apple debuted Apple Pay on the iPhone 6, the first time we saw a camera bump was on the iPhone 6 and the way it was launched paved the way for the future of iPhone releases. Apple started offering two different sizes of phones from this model onwards, every release since has been available in two sizes – apart from the iPhone X.
Once an Apple device becomes vintage, it can still be repaired but some software support is limited. Once a device becomes obsolete, getting any support or repairs might be very difficult, unless from a third party company. Alongside main the iPhone 6 vintage, Apple has also moved the 2012 iPod nano 7 and the fifth-generation iPod touch from the vintage list to the obsolete list.