MacRumors has received information from a source familiar with Apple’s internal documentation that the mid-2014 iPhone 5c and MacBook Pro will be added to the list of “vintage and obsolete products” on October 31st.
What does it mean?
Devices that Apple hasn’t sold for five to seven years are considered vintage. If something has happened to the device and repair is required, it will be accepted at an official authorized service center only if the necessary spare parts are available. To put it simply, the device will be difficult to fix, even for money.
Devices that have not been sold for more than ten years are considered obsolete: their service will not be repaired under any circumstances – you will have to rely only on “gray” repairs.