Apple to declare iPhone 5c ‘obsolete’ by next month

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Tech giant Apple is planning to mark the iPhone 5c as an obsolete product next month. According to a memo obtained by MacRumors, Apple flagged the iPhone 5c as an out-of-date product in October 2020, which means that the company and its service providers can only provide certain repairs for the product.

On November 1, Apple will mark the iPhone 5c as an obsolete product, ending all repairs and services, the report said. Apple also said in the memo that it would mark the third-generation iPad mini with Wi-Fi and TD-LTE as obsolete on the same day.

According to the report, the iPhone 5c was a coveted iPhone released alongside the iPhone 5s in September 2013.

The iPhone 5c was first introduced in a range of bright and vibrant colours, including blue, green, pink, yellow and white in an ‘unexpectedly plastic’ design.

It also marked the first time that Apple had released a low-end iPhone model aimed at budget-conscious customers, with prices for a 16GB model starting at $99 with a two-year contract in the US.

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