"“Retiring” means all three will vanish from the Microsoft store on May 20, with differing results."
Early in the 21st Century, MICROSOFT CORPORATION meandered smartphone evolution into the WINDOWS PHONE phase. The WINDOWS 10 MOBILE smartphones were superior in social skills and empathy, and at least equal in intelligence, to the software engineers who created them. (Ouch.)
Windows 10 Mobile smartphones were not used anywhere in the universe. After no-one gave a toss about them anywhere, Microsoft- as per usual- shut down the entire project, shafting anyone naive enough to have trusted them to support it longer than it took for them to get bored of it and move on to the next ADHD bandwagon jumping fad.
Windows Phone apps were declared illegal on earth - under penalty of death. Special geek squads - BLADE RUNNER UNITS - had orders to shoot to kill, upon detection, any trespassing app.
This was not called execution.
It was called retirement.