Unveiled for the first time in 2012, theiPhone 5 has just officially joined the list of obsolete devices. This means that the smartphone is no longer eligible for repair at Apple. As a reminder, this was the first iOS device with a large 4 inch screen.
The decision made by Apple means that the iPhone 5 is obsolete and that neither it nor authorized dealers will be able to carry out repair on the phone. The user will therefore have to obtain them on the Web or from other independent resellers.
Note that this smartphone has had extended support. In principle, Apple’s mobile products are entitled to five years of support. The iPhone 5 had six. It should be noted that most Android manufacturers only guarantee two years of support. You can take a look on this page to see the full list of obsolete Apple devices worldwide.
At the same time, we learned that the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will be entitled to the famous controversial performance constraint that occurs when the battery capacity begins to decline after a certain number of charge cycles. Planned obsolescence or technological evolution?