Apple’s list of obsolete devices welcomes a newcomer: the iPhone 6 Plus. Announced in 2014, the smartphone will no longer be supported at all by Apple at the software level.
Apple has just updated its list of so-called “vintage” devices. This includes devices that were last marketed more than 5 years ago and less than 7 years ago. In 2018, the iPhone 5 joined the vintage devices. This year, the iPhone 6 Plus joined the list. This one was released in September 2014 and was marketed until September 2016.
The classic iPhone 6, which was released during the same period, did not join the list. Indeed, although the smartphone was also first launched in 2014, Apple had decided in 2017 to market it as a mid-range model, like today’s iPhone SE. It will therefore be necessary to wait a few more years before seeing him join his big brother.
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Towards the end of iPhone 6 Plus repairs
The iPhone 6 Plus will no longer receive any updates from Apple. The US manufacturer stopped offering feature updates to the device in 2019 with the release of iOS 13, which excluded iPhone 6s and iPhone 5S. From now onthe smartphone will no longer even be entitled to security patches.
Gradually, Apple will also stop offering a repair service for its iPhone 6 Plus. You should be able to fix it until September 2023, but by then some parts might go missing. To this date, Apple will permanently stop offering repairs on the deviceand third-party resellers will no longer be able to order replacement parts from Apple.
If you do not wish to have your device repaired by Apple, know that you will soon be able to do it yourself thanks to Self Service Repair, the self-service repair program launched by Apple. All you have to do is order official spare parts for your smartphone and follow the explanatory documents that will be available online to guide you through the process.