DJI has introduced that as of September thirtieth, 2022, they may now not be offering upkeep or technical assist for his or her Phantom 2 (2.4G) and Phantom 3 4K drone fashions or their equipment. It’s not a lot of a shock, on condition that DJI hasn’t manufactured these merchandise since 2017 and drone know-how has come a great distance, however there are nonetheless a number of Phantom 2 and Phantom 3 fashions on the market nonetheless flying.
Naturally, DJI is suggesting that customers of the Phantom 2 and Phantom 3 drones replace their equipment to a extra trendy drone. They don’t particularly say a brand new DJI drone and don’t point out any particular fashions however clearly, they need you to purchase extra as a result of that’s what companies do. However drone know-how has come a lengthy means because the days of the Phantom 2 and three.
DJI’s discover reads:
Thanks in your long-term curiosity and assist in direction of DJI. Topic to technological developments and adjustments in product utilization necessities, every technology of digital merchandise has a set life cycle. To repeatedly offer you premium merchandise and repair experiences, DJI repeatedly optimizes useful resource allocations to advertise the event and software of latest merchandise and applied sciences. We hereby inform you that we are going to cease offering assist companies for the next merchandise and their equipment beginning on September 30, 2022.
Product Title Manufacturing Suspension Time Service Suspension Time Phantom 2（2.4G） July 2017 September 30,2022 Phantom 3 4K April 2017 September 30,2022
As of the date of service suspension, we are going to now not offer you companies for these merchandise involving product inquiries, technical assist, and product upkeep. We apologize for any inconveniences this may occasionally trigger.
If you’re nonetheless utilizing any of the above merchandise, we sincerely suggest that you simply improve it to another product of a brand new mannequin, so to take pleasure in our newer and improved applied sciences, and we will then proceed to offer you environment friendly service.
If in case you have any questions, please be at liberty to contact us for help by way of our on-line assist web page on DJI’s official web site. Thanks in your understanding and assist.
Should you’re nonetheless flying a Phantom 2 or Phantom 3 and assume it must get the once-over from the DJI engineers, you then’re going to must get it executed rapidly as a result of in a few months you’ll be out of luck. In some components of the world, you is likely to be out of luck already in the event that they don’t have any substitute components you may want out there.
There’s no point out of something occurring to the Phantom 4 collection of drones but, not even a discontinuation, not to mention dropping of assist, so I believe for those who’re flying one in every of these, you’ll be protected for some time.