I called Apple this week (Dec 15, 2015) to have a new battery installed in my Iphone 3GS phone. I was shocked when I was told that this phone is no longer supported by Apple, not even being able to change out the battery. They said I could try a 3rd party to change the battery, which I tried and it was not successful. For some unknown reason, non-Apple batteries cause the phone to power cycle on and off continuously, so an original apple battery is needed. Therefore, the apple operator told me that I need to scrap my phone and upgrade. WHY? MY PHONE IS ONLY 4 YEARS OLD AND WORKS PERFECTLY WELL - it just needs a new battery. So I am learning that Apple is a very GREEDY and NON-ENVIRONMENTALLY friendly company by making me throw away a perfectly good phone, just because they won't provide a new battery for it. I don't want my perfectly good 4 year old phone to go into a landfill and pollute our environment sooner than it should. I also don't like Apple telling me that I need to upgrade my phone when I do not have to. I like my small and convenient phone. I don’t care that it doesn’t have “Siri” or other “latest features” that will just be obsolete in another 4-5 years… I just need a new battery! Apple is one of the richest companies in the world, and instead of providing good on-going post sales support for their products, they dis-continue support on their products after just 4 years and try to get you to upgrade unnecessarily!! I would not expect any other appliance in my home, like my TV, watch or Dishwasher to only last 4 years! THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE - what a horrible company Apple has become. Forget about the environment and customer service, just focus on GREED… Why should I buy anything else from Apple?