Loved Older iPhone Now Declared Obsolete

Hello everyone, the tech world has seen another beloved device join the ranks of the obsolete. The iPhone 5s, a favorite among many since its release in September 2013, has officially been deemed obsolete by Apple.

This places it alongside other iconic but defunct Apple products like the click wheel iPod and the original iPad.

When Apple marks a product as obsolete, it means the company stops all hardware services for it, and service providers can no longer order new parts.

This typically happens seven years after Apple ceases distribution of the product. So, for all the iPhone 5s fans out there, it’s time to say a bittersweet goodbye.

Despite the fact that most iPhone users have upgraded to newer models, the iPhone 5s still holds a special place in many hearts. One Reddit user reminisced about the Space Gray model, describing it as “pure greatness.”

They praised its Touch ID, which paved the way for modern biometric unlock methods, its lightning-fast performance, and the headphone jack, which many still miss. The true tone flash on its camera, they noted, was superior to many lower-class phones even today.

The iPhone 5s was also the first phone to feature a 64-bit processor, a groundbreaking innovation at the time. For tech enthusiasts like u/bora-yarkin, these features made the 5s a standout device.

As we bid farewell to the 5s, excitement is already building for the rumored release of the iPhone 16 in September 2024. While details are scarce, it’s safe to say that the new model will come with a much heftier price tag compared to the 5s, which started at just $199 back in 2013.

Folks, let’s take a moment to appreciate the iPhone 5s for its contributions to the evolution of smartphones. It might be obsolete, but it certainly won’t be forgotten.

And as we look forward to the innovations of the iPhone 16, we can only imagine what new features and advancements Apple has in store for us. Stay tuned!



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