Today, the iPad 4th-generation, which was the first iPad with a Lightning connector, is now added to Apple’s obsolete products list as it passed 7 years of its last distribution.
The iPad 4th-generation was originally announced in November 2012 and was the first iPad to feature the Lightning connector for charging the device, it was for the first time introduced with iPhone 5 launched in September 2012.
When Apple featured a Lightning connector to the iPad 4th-generation, it became 2x faster and provided 3x better graphics performance as compared to its predecessor.
Moreover, Apple today also added the iPhone 6 Plus to the vintage products list alongside mid-2010 and late 2012 Mac mini models in the list of obsolete products.
For those who are unfamiliar, Apple includes iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac, or Apple TV products into the vintage products list which are crossed over 5 years and less than 7 years term of discontinuation. And more than 7 years passed since the last distributed product for sale are added to Apple’s obsolete products list.