The phone that changed the world.
According to an internal documentation from Apple, the original iPhone, launched in 2007, will soon enter ?obsolete? status, with a few exceptions. The official stoppage will take place on June 11, 2013, when the iPhone, along with several other Macs and Xserve models, will be officially classified as old and / or obsolete products by Apple.
Every year some iProducts they reach 5 or 7 years of life, being therefore considered ?old? or ?obsolete?. However, the original iPhone (first generation) is undoubtedly a milestone and seeing that it is already becoming an old product Apple is suspending hardware assistance for the product shows us how fast time has passed. If you have one iProduct completing this age, it is worthwhile to read this support article from Apple and understand how this issue of old and obsolete products works. (9to5Mac)