iPhone 4 Will Soon Be Laid to Rest in Apple’s Graveyard

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Within two weeks’ time, Apple will relegate two of its beloved products– the iPhone 4 and late 2010 Macbook Air– to technology’s graveyard. Both of those items, along with the third-gen AirPort Extreme and 2009 AirPort Time Capsule will be added to its ‘Vintage and Obsolete Products’ list on October 31, meaning Apple will cease support for the products entirely.

Vintage products are Apple gizmos that were released between five and seven years ago whereas obsolete products have been discontinued for more than seven years. Apple items generally have support lifespans of seven years, which explains why these circa 2010 products have been scheduled for the chopping block. Apple discontinued software updates for the iPhone 4 back in June 2014 when iOS 7.1.2 was circulated, whereas the late 2010 MacBook Air is actually compatible with the latest macOS Sierra update.

The leak originated from MacOtakara, a Japanese blog dedicated to Apple. Though the announcement pertained to products that have been rendered obsolete in Japan, Apple is likely to extend that move to other regions it operates in, including the US, Canada, Europe, and the rest of the Asia-Pacific, according to MacRumors.

To continue receiving software updates from Apple, you should upgrade to something newer, unless you’re into obsolete technology. The Macbook Air refresh, for instance, is slated to occur later this month.

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