I don't think the loyal workers at Autel wish to make our expired DS708s into wheel chocks any more than we do, but we never heard the details of the court outcome with Ford and possibly others that may already have court appointed suits and ties in the server room calling the shots with their own people, that really have final say as to what Autel can give us in the software or take away from it. After support was pulled from the user forum and no longer tries to help folk out with questions and problems , or at least try a part time moderator to serve as damage control to the company image, you can only conclude that writing is on the wall , and the outcome was not favorable for Autel , or at least the aftermarket diagnostic sector of it might be on the verge going into receivership, possible as a puppet subsidiary of Strap On and Furd hanging in Limbo. Anyone with a DS708 or Maxi Sys out of your free update periods , In my opinion to play it safe , you best have turned off the WIFI and internet access months ago. Best guess , Another year from now Autel might carry on making cool drones, code readers , and TPMS tools , but likely be making the boards for IDS 3 and Ford automotive modules and a watered down version of Maxi Sys line that briefly become re-badged Strapon Blue oval Ephos Extremes with a short Hyped up ad campaign as a budget alternative to the Virus Hedge. Just a wild guess , but if support doesn't want to weigh in and say anything to the contrary , who's to say what is going on?