Apple Discontinues iPhone SE, iPhone 6s and iPhone X

With today's announcement of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, Apple has officially discontinued the iPhone SE and the iPhone 6s, the two iPhones that it was selling as its most affordable smartphones.

The iPhone SE was Apple's last remaining 4-inch device, and now the smallest phone that Apple sells is the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and iPhone 8.

Apple has also discontinued the iPhone X, something that we were expecting based on rumors. The iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max replace the iPhone X.

Apple's new lineup is as follows:
  • iPhone 7 with pricing starting at $449
  • iPhone 7 Plus with pricing starting at $569
  • iPhone 8 with pricing starting at $599
  • iPhone 8 Plus with pricing starting at $699
  • iPhone XR with pricing starting at $749
  • iPhone XS with pricing starting at $999
  • iPhone XS Max with pricing starting at $1,099

The iPhone 7 is now Apple's cheapest device at $449, which is $100 more expensive than the now-discontinued 32GB $349 iPhone SE. With the discontinuation of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone SE, Apple no longer sells an iPhone that includes a headphone jack.

The iPhone 7 models come with 32 or 128GB of storage, while the iPhone 8 models are available with 64 or 256GB of storage. The iPhone XR is available with 64, 128, or 256GB of storage, while the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are available with 64, 256, or 512GB of storage.

Apple's iPhone XS and XS Max smartphones will be available for pre-order this Friday, with a release date coming on September 21, while the iPhone XR will be available for pre-order on October 19 with a ship date of October 26.

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19 months ago
Thank You, Mister Cook, for eliminating the only small phone in your line up. The only Phone, that is not a ridiculous phablet.

I had no idea, that You zeroed out customer satisfaction.

And still no new mac mini. Apple just hit rock bottom.

Bozos all over the place.

Steve would have never allowed this.
Rating: 169 Votes
19 months ago
What a slap in the face to everyone who wanted an updated SE with better internals. Tim Cook's greed has no bounds.
Rating: 110 Votes
19 months ago
Apple to SE owners: "Your kind isn't welcome here anymore. Move along."
Rating: 97 Votes
19 months ago
What a garbage event. So much BS corporate talk, nothing new. Crazy prices.
And don't start me on all those creepy people on stage. Incredible.
Rating: 89 Votes
19 months ago
RIP iPhone SE
Rating: 62 Votes
19 months ago
Such absolute and horrible and ridiculous prices for a phone. Prices for the top of the line iPhone Xs Max is close to getting a top model MacBook Pro 13" with touch bar already. What is this world coming to?
Rating: 52 Votes
19 months ago

I don't get the hate. You don't like it? Buy an android.

Oh please, enough of this flippant response. We know we have a choice, but we also have a preference within the iPhone lineup. That's not "hate".
Rating: 48 Votes
19 months ago
Where's my XSE?
Rating: 47 Votes
19 months ago
Understood about getting rid of 6S & X, they both have an adequate replacement, but quite sad to see iPhone SE go, it was a nice little gem.
Rating: 40 Votes
19 months ago
I love my SE now even more. Will keep it until it breaks, in particular when looking at the cost of the new XS
Rating: 39 Votes

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