Apple Now Considers Original AirPods A “Vintage & Obsolete” Product

If you own a pair of the original Apple Airpods, you may want to listen up. Apple now categorizes its original AirPods as “vintage and obsolete.” Launched in 2016 with a distinctive design and the proprietary W1 chip for seamless pairing, the innovative headphones are now considered vintage because they were discontinued 5-7 years ago. However, vintage products are still eligible to receive support from Apple and authorized repair shops. The first-generation HomePod and iPhone X have also been designated as vintage.