All good things must end, as does official support for certain Apple devices. Come 9 June, another batch of Apple phones, laptops and networking kit will no longer be accepted for repair at official Apple centres.
You have until next month to get your old gadgets to the nearest Apple repair store. After that, you'll just have to try your luck with third-party repair operations that may or may not cost more than what Apple would charge. The main reason people send their devices back to Apple is the guarantee that at least you'll get original parts and not cheap knockoffs. Still, you really shouldn't be using an old first-generation iPhone anymore now, right?
Here's the list of devices no longer on Apple's support list:
- iPhone 3G
- iPhone 3G (China)
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 3GS (China)
- Original iPhone
- MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid-2009)
- iMac (20-inch, Mid 2007)
- iMac (24-inch, Mid 2007)
- MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.4/2.2GHZ)
- MacBook Pro (17-inch, 2.4GHZ)
- AirPort Express Base Station
- Xserve (Late 2006)
- Xserve RAID (SFP, Late 2004)