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iPhone X, original HomePod and AirPods are now Apple Vintage

iPhone X, original HomePod and AirPods are now Apple Vintage

It appears an era has come to an end, as Apple today announced that it is relegating the iconic iPhone X, first-generation HomePod and first-generation AirPods to the vintage product category.

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

What happens after Apple deems 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 hardware you need are often slim.

iPhone X, original HomePod and AirPods join Apple’s Vintage list

Of the list of recently announced Apple Vintage products today, the iPhone X might be one of the most cherished iPhones of all time. It was notably Apple’s 10th anniversary special and brought with it a significant design change that still influences the iPhones we use today.

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

The original HomePod was introduced at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), while Apple unboxed the original AirPods at 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 control over music playback, smart home device management, and more.

Meanwhile, the original AirPods became a cornerstone of Apple’s ecosystem, delivering solid battery life, seamless wireless connectivity (a major benefit at the time), and several smart features.