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Apple iPhone will be "obsolete" come June

For those of you still hanging on to a first-generation iPhone, Apple will consider the once cutting-edge smartphone "obsolete" as of this June.

According to documentation Apple sent to its support partners, which was published by 9to5Mac, the first iPhone - referred to as "iPhone Vintage" on the document - will no longer be serviceable come 11 June.

"Apple does not provide service parts nor service documentation for obsolete products," according to the note.

There is an exception, however, for those living in Apple's home state, California, which has a law requiring extended support for the iPhone, vintage Macs, and iPods.

Apple considers something vintage if it was discontinued five to seven years ago. The original iPhone was introduced in 2007 and is coming up on is sixth birthday.

The oldest iPhone is not the only product to which Apple will bid adieu. The document also mentions Apple's Mac lineup circa 2007, as well as the iMac G5, the late-2005 Mac mini, and the PowerBook G4.

It's unlikely that many people are still using the original iPhone, which ran on 2G speeds and would not be upgradeable to newer versions of iOS. In most cases, smartphone owners can nab an iPhone 4 or an iPhone 4S for very little outlay if they are prepared to sign on for a two-year contract, so sticking with the first iPhone doesn't really make sense, except if you're extremely nostalgic.