"Adobe is planning to deprecate the Classic UI in AEM in April 2018. The 2018 release of AEM will still contain the Classic UI as it is part of current AEM release. Following that, Adobe is planning to remove the Classic UI from AEM in April 2019.”
A very quiet and unceremonious announcement on what we all knew was coming. Now we have a date.
It's more important than ever to move to the Touch operating model, and to modernize all components.