Apple Ready To Make The OG iPad Pro Vintage, iPhone 4S Becoming Obsolete

Apple is getting ready to consign some more of its older products to the scrapheap, according to a new report. Apple routinely adds products to the Vintage and Obsolete lists, meaning they’re either more difficult or impossible to get repaired should the need arise.

According to a new MacRumors report, an internal document circulating within Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers claims that the original iPad Pro will be added to the Vintage list.

Products are added to that list after more than five years have passed since they were last sold. Products on that list are good for parts and repairs for up to two more years.

The original iPad Pro was released in 2015 and sported a large 12.9-inch screen and an Apple A9X chip as well as Touch ID via the Home button.

The report also notes that the Apple TV HD is said to be getting added to the same Vintage list, despite the product still being sold. That appears likely to have been a typo, with an older version of the product more likely to be the one getting added to the list.

One possible explanation is that “Apple TV HD” is a typo and Apple actually meant to refer to the “Rev A” edition of the third-generation Apple TV, which was discontinued in October 2016 but remained available for some time after that as backorders were fulfilled, meaning that the device may just now be reaching five years after last being distributed.

Apple is also adding the iPhone 4S to the Obsolete list at the end of this month. Products are added to that list after they were last sold more than seven years ago. The iPhone 4S was originally launched in 2011 and was the first to offer Siri.

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