01/05/2013 05:36 BST | Updated 30/06/2013 06:12 BST

Apple To Make The Original iPhone 'Obsolete'

Apple will make the original iPhone obsolete in July, it has been reported.

The iPhone was released in June 2007 and went on to revolutionise the mobile phone industry.

With a 3.5-inch display, a 320x480 pixels display and no App Store, it's difficult to remember how transformative the iPhone really was at the time.

As the first truly successful touchscreen device it redefined standards for mobile interfaces, and allowed users to browse the 'full' internet on their phones for the first time.

But sadly its time is no more. According to a document leaked to 9to5mac, the iPhone will soon be listed as a 'vintage' product and not receive official support or repairs at the Apple Store.

It joins various other products in retiring to the old folks' home at Cupertino, where a warm pair of slippers and a cup of tea are waiting for their battle-weary aluminium cases.

Needless to say, the iPhone as a brand is still going strong, with rumours of a streamlined 'flat' iOS 7 in the works building fresh excitement for a new device in the not-too-distant future.