Apple discontinues few older models, following the arrival of iPhone 12

Apple recently unveiled its new iPhone 12 lineup, which includes four new 5G-enabled smartphones starting at $699. The launch of the new smartphone models means that the tech giant has officially stopped selling some older iPhones, bringing its total to four discontinued models this year.

The new iPhone 12 is the most advanced and fast smartphone by Apple to date. All four models of the latest smartphone lineup are powered by a custom A14 Bionic chip and support 5G network technology. The 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini, and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 models start from $600, and starting from $999 the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro, and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro-Max models ship with Super Retina OLED display, a new Pro Camera system, and more.


Apple Discontinues Older iPhones

Following the October 13 online iPhone 12 announcement event, Apple is no longer offering the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max models launched in 2019. The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max were the first to carry Apple’s current “Pro” classification and the first iPhones to have the three cameras system.

Earlier this year, Apple stopped offering the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, both smartphones launched in 2017 after the launch of the iPhone SE (2020). The current low-cost second-generation iPhone SE starting from $399 with a faster chip and better camera rendered the 3-year-older iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus unnecessary which were sold for $450 up until April 2020.

iPhone SE

While the Cupertino tech giant has removed some older iPhone models from its roster, it is continuing to offer several other older devices. Apple is still selling the iPhone XR, which is now available for $499, as well as last year’s flagship the iPhone 11 for $599.

So here’s the new 2020 iPhone lineup:

  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max

Apple iPhone 12

Although the iPhone maker no longer sells some of its older models at its online store, those devices will likely be available to buy through carrier stores and other third-party sellers, and users will still be able to receive upcoming software updates.

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