iPhone X, Original HomePod, and AirPods Are Now Apple Vintage

Apple Vintage iPhone X

It might seem like the end of an era now as Apple today announced that it’s placing the iconic iPhone X, first-generation HomePod, and first-generation AirPods into the vintage products bucket.

Usually, vintage products from Apple are those they stopped selling over five years ago but less than seven years ago. Apple Stores and authorized service centers can still repair these products for up to two more years, depending on parts availability. It’s important to note that these vintage products gradually become what Apple prefers to call “obsolete.”

What happens after Apple considers a product “obsolete” is that Apple Stores and authorized service providers will no longer repair or service the product. Of course, you can try your luck at third-party repair shops, but the chances of finding the required hardware are often low.

iPhone X, Original HomePod, and AirPods Join Apple’s Vintage List

Among today’s list of newly announced Apple Vintage products, the iPhone X could be one of the most cherished iPhones of all time. Notably, it was Apple’s 10th anniversary special and brought along a significant design change, which continues to influence the iPhones we use today.

Next up, two first-generation devices are joining the Vintage list: the first-generation HomePod and the first-generation AirPods.

The original HomePod was introduced at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2017, while Apple took wraps off the original AirPods during its usual fall event.

Starting with the HomePod, it featured a custom-designed high-excursion woofer and seven tweeters, powered by the capabilities of the Apple A8 chip. Additionally, it supported Siri, allowing for music playback control, management of smart home devices, and more.

Meanwhile, the original AirPods became a cornerstone of Apple’s ecosystem, ensuring solid battery life, seamless wireless connectivity (a major advantage during that period), and several smart features.

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