Apple Declares iPhone X, HomePod, and AirPods as Vintage: What This Means for You

Apple expanded its list of vintage and obsolete products earlier today. Things wean the income market, after more than five years and in less than seven-years when it gets to be vintage. Apple Stores and Authorized Service Providers will continue to repair vintage products for at least two years, as long as parts remain available.

Apple Declares iPhone X, HomePod, and AirPods as Vintage: What This Means for You
Apple's iPhone X, HomePod, and AirPods: Now Vintage Icons

iPhone X: A Revolutionary Device

Introduced on September 12, 2017Article Source and launched the same day (the iPhone X was released November 3), marked a big change in Smartphone Design. Marking the 10th anniversary of iPhone, it was proved by introducing radical features:

Edge-to-Edge Display: Gone are the days when iPhone had this home button, as it is now replaced with a 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED edge-to-edge display making it look even prettier than how we see Samsung phones hanging around us.

Face ID: This new method of face recognition essentially killed TouchID and took advantage of a TrueDepth camera in the notch to bring Animoji along for the ride.

A11 Bionic Chip: This powerful chip included the first dedicated Neural Engine for smarter machine learning.

Wireless Charging: The iPhone X was the first iPhone to support wireless charging.

Design: TThe handset featured a stainless steel frame and glass back/front.

HomePod: High-Quality Audio Experience

The original HomePod was unveiled on June 5th, 2017 at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) and launched for $349 on February 9 in the following year. Designed to deliver high-quality sound and effortlessly integrate with the Apple ecosystem:

Audio Technology: Had a custom high-excursion woofer, seven beamforming tweeters.

A8 Chip: With its Apple-designed chip, offered real-time acoustic modeling audio beamforming and multi-channel echo cancellation.

Siri Integration: Users can interact with the HomePod via voice to control music, homekit devices and perform various actions in a hands-free manner.

AirPods: Redefining Wireless Earbuds

AirPods 1st Generation: Announced September 7, 2016; released December 13, with a retail price of $159 Their revolutionary features raised the bar for wireless earbuds:

Seamless Integration: Effective Integration: W1 chip enabled faster synchronization with the Apple devices, improved battery life and reliable wireless connectivity.

Smart Sensors: Optical sensors and motion accelerometers used to detect when AirPods are in ears pause playback right there.

Portable Charging Case: Instead, it was the portable charging case and compact design that helped this product flourish.

Obsolete Products

After being classified as vintage, Apple products eventually become obsolete. A product is considered obsolete seven years after it was last sold. When this happens, Apple Stores and Authorized Service Providers no longer offer repairs or other hardware services for it.

Keep your devices updated and explore the latest technology to enjoy the best experience Apple has to offer.

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