Apple quietly discontinues four older versions of iPhone

Apple quietly discontinues four older versions of iPhone

Lindsey Duncan
September 14, 2018

Even though the Xr will likely be more than enough iPhone for most customers, the iPhone X proved that there are loads of people out there willing to pay $999 and up for a truly premium device.

Apple's iPhone XR model pricing is "below expectation", Goldman Sachs says.

Previous survey results showed that many iPhone owners who didn't upgrade to the iPhone X chose not to because it was too expensive or too small. It is 12 percent more faster and 40% more efficient having 4 efficiency cores with upto 50 percent lower power.

Battery replacement for an out-of-warranty iPhone in the X line - which includes the original 2017 iPhone X - will cost $69 next year, the site noted after Wednesday's unveiling of the newest iPhones. The Apple A12 Bionic is the first chipset from the tech giant to be made on TSMC's 7nm FinFET technology and it brings an array of improvements compared to the 10nm FinFET A11 Bionic. It has an LCD screen instead of OLED and has a single camera instead of a dual camera. Although there's only one 12-megapixel camera on the XR's glass backing, some software work with iOS 12 means you don't sacrifice portrait mode shots.

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One of the feature is called Smart HDR that enhances typical HDR features by shooting a 4-frame buffer in between every picture with secondary inter-frames at different exposures. Nonetheless, it can still do Bokeh with just one sensor and it retains that adjustable depth feature from the XS that allows users to change the blur impact on images in the editor.

Those devices, plus the iPhone X, are no longer available through Apple's website.

Finally, TechRadar's Gareth Beavis states that, despite not being able to test the potency of the iPhone XR's battery, which remains an unknown quantity in terms of mAh, he believes "there are a few good reasons to think that the iPhone XR could have better battery life than expected".

The XS starts at $41.66 a month for 24 months and $45.83 a month for the XS Max. The company said the new iPhones would start at USD 750, USD 1,000 and USD 1,100. iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, September 14 and in stores beginning Friday, September 21.