The iPhone 5 has become an officially outdated product that Apple will no longer repair. What does this mean for its owners?
iPhone 5 – one of the best smartphones
The iPhone 5 was the first major change in the size of the smartphone's display of this brand. Compared to the "four", there was definitely more information on it. Another change was the iPhone 6, which brought an even larger screen. Unfortunately, for most people, the iPhone 5 was just a model that did not have a small or large display. Its dimensions were also not very big, so the smartphone fits perfectly in the hands of virtually any user. If that was not enough, it had a "nice design" and a mini-jack located at the bottom of the device. Many praised one more thing – the lack of a protruding camera eye. It was also the first iPhone to drop a 30-pin connector to the Lightning socket.
The iPhone 5 has been with us for six years
Six years after the premiere (2012), the iPhone 5 was on the list of obsolete products. At the moment, this model has been classified as historic in the US and Turkey and outdated in other countries around the world. For Apple, a "historic" product is one that has not been produced for more than five years, but less than seven years. All devices that the group specifies as such are on the archive list and are usually not covered by support and repair.
iPhone 5 – where to fix it now?
It is hard to believe that it has been so many years since the premiere of "five", which is not difficult to see on the streets of many cities. It is still a popular smartphone that many buy "second hand". It seems to me that it will remain in circulation for some time. But what about the people who will need it to be repaired? Everyone who wants to fix the iPhone 5 will have to do it at unauthorized points – means on their own. Both Apple and resellers will no longer accept the "five" for repair. It does not matter if it's about replacing the battery, display or other problem. On the one hand, it will be a serious obstacle, on the other hand, many consumers choose unauthorized points anyway due to lower replacement and repair prices. By entering the list of obsolete iPhone 5 products, Apple follows the rules set by it. It is worth mentioning, however, that they are designed to "force" change to newer models, which are faster, more efficient and, above all, safer due to having newer software with eliminated errors. For many, the change will be forced, because they have become attached to this smartphone, and above all its advantages and small dimensions, which made it one of the best iPhones that were created. Source