Apple declares this iPhone unusable and will not update it anymore

The technology giant Apple has appointed the iPhone 6 Plus as “obsolete” worldwide. This assumes that company stores and authorized service providers They will no longer offer repairs nor other hardware services for this device, according to sources consulted by THE REASON.

A product is classified as obsolete when seven years have passed since it was last distributed for sale, according to Apple's criteria. In the case of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plusthey lost compatibility with iOS 13 in 2019which eliminates them from future software updates and technical support.

What does a device have to have to be considered obsolete?

Telephones are considered “old” when they pass more than five years, but less than seven, since its last distribution for sale, points out the same medium. During this period, the devices still can receive repair servicesalthough in a limited manner and subject to the availability of spare parts.

The iPhone 6 was launched in 2014 and was one of the first Apple devices in the smartphone segment. phablets, which combine the functions of a smartphone with those of a tablet in a single device. This iPhone was a popular choice due to its slim and light design, large screen and feature like Touch ID and its storage capacity of up to 128 GB.