Original iPhone reportedly to be obsolete on June 11

Internal documents claim the original iPhone will soon be considered vintage only in the U.S. and will be obsolete elsewhere.

Apple Original iPhone

The original iPhone will soon leave its current "vintage" status and become an obsolete product in Apple's eyes, according to an internal document seen by blog site 9to5 Mac.

This change is slated to happen on June 11, 2013, which means that on this date people with the original iPhone will no longer be able to get it repaired or otherwise serviced.

The change will take place for consumers in the Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Latin America regions, and in Apple's retail stores, according to the document, but the original iPhone will remain in vintage status for other authorized repair centers in the United States.

Therefore, those in the U.S. who need to service their phones can still do so, but will need to visit an authorized service center other than an Apple Store.

Apple maintains a list of its vintage and obsolete products on its Web site.

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