Just a couple of days after announcing that it would end support for some of it's older products, Sonos has released another statement 'clarifying' their previous statements. Sonos CEO Patrick Spence published a statement stating that the affected products will "continue to work as they do today". The devices will continue to receive bug fixes and security patches for as long as possible, but Sonos didn't specify any hard timelines.
While he didn't retract anything that was said in the original release, Spence did confirm that Sonos is planning a method for customers with a mix of legacy and current hardware to 'split' their systems. As is currently designed, all of the devices in a given Sonos system run the same software version.
The full statement from Sonos CEO Spence can be read here.