Apple has officially added the iPhone 5 to its vintage and obsolete products list, meaning that in most of the world Apple will no longer provide any kind of hardware service for that model, except for those sold in the state of California, where statutory exceptions extend coverage for an additional two years beyond the normal five-year deadline. Apple considers iPhone products Vintage in the United States and obsolete in the rest of the world once it has been more than five years since the product was last manufactured, which in the case of the iPhone 5 would have been Sept.
2013, when it was replaced by the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. Ironically, the prior model — the iPhone 4S — has not yet made the list of vintage products, since a version of that model was still manufactured and sold for another year, until Sept.
2014. [via 9to5Mac].