Apple to declare iPhone 5c ‘obsolete’ by next month

San Francisco: Tech giant Apple is likely planning to mark the iPhone 5c as an obsolete product next month, media reports said.

According to a memo obtained by MacRumors, Apple marked the iPhone 5c as a vintage product in October 2020, which meant the company and its service providers could only provide certain repairs for the product, subject to part availability. 

On November 1, Apple will mark the iPhone 5c as an obsolete product, ending all repairs and services, the report said.

Apple also said in the memo it would mark the third-generation iPad mini with Wi-Fi and TD-LTE as obsolete on the same day, it added.

As per the report, iPhone 5c was an iconic iPhone released alongside the iPhone 5s in September 2013.

The iPhone 5c was the first to be offered in a series of bright and vibrant colors, including blue, green, pink, yellow, and white, in an “unapologetically plastic” design.

It also marked the first time Apple had released a lower-end iPhone model aimed at budget-conscious customers, with pricing for the 16GB model starting at $99 with a two-year contract in the US.

BEIJING, Jan. 17, 2014 (Xinhua/IANS) — A customer selects an Apple product in the Apple store at Jinrong Street in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 17, 2014. The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c having access to the 4G service provided by China Mobile were released Friday in the Chinese mainland. (Xinhua/Jin Liangkuai) (mt)

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