If you are still using the iPhone 5c or happen to own one it may be a good time to put it on a shelf as a showpiece and get a new iPhone. This is because it has added the iPhone 5c to the list of vintage devices. There’s no harm in continuing to use an obsolete iPhone 5c but if you happen to break it or if there’s some hardware issue it will be hard to get repairs done. Also, it goes without saying that the device will not get any iOS updates.
“Owners of iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac products may obtain service and parts from Apple or Apple service providers for 5 years after the product is no longer sold—or longer, where required by law. Apple has discontinued support for certain technologically obsolete products,” as per Apple’s website.
The iPhone 5c with a plastic body was launched as an affordable iPhone in 2013. As per Apple, vintage products are those that have not been sold for more than 5 and less than 7 years ago. And obsolete products are those whose sales were discontinued more than 7 years ago.
Apple recently added the seventh-generation iPod Nano to its Vintage and Obsolete list of products. The seventh-gen iPod Nano, the last iPod Nano to be launched, is now officially designated as “vintage”, as it has crossed five years without seeing an update. Along with the iPod Nano, the fifth generation iPod Touch was also added to the list.