Thursday, 15 November, 2018

RIP iPhone: Apple discontinues its flagships

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Katie Ramirez | 14 September, 2018, 08:37

When customers get the call to visit their Best Buy to pick up their iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max, they will see their $50 deposit applied to the price of the phone. Starting with 2016's iPhone 7, all newer iPhones have only had Apple's own Lightning port connector.

In addition to criticism that the new handsets are boring or overpriced, some critics promptly complained that the range disadvantaged women, who have smaller hands than men on average.

But one year later, Apple is discontinuing the phone that marked the iPhone's 10th anniversary and heralded a change in how it names its devices.

The price cut was a pretty significant one, too.

The iPhone XS barely differs from its predecessor.

Mandatory down payments on the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max will have you forking over from $279.99 to as much as $729.99 toward the purchase of Apple's new flagships.

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Overall, Beavis feels that "the "cheap" iPhone certainly doesn't feel that way", and he came away from its design and build quality impressed. Let us know your views in the comment section below! But it doesn't seem like Apple will be making any more. Both factors that should conserve energy in comparison.

Kuo predicted in January that this would happen. Gareth notes that the industry were expecting this model to be delayed slightly, releasing after the iPhone XS, so a concurrent release is most welcome.

For any iPhone X owners anxious about whether the discontinuation will dent the resale value of their phone, the Forrester analyst Thomas Husson has some reassuring words.

The affordable model iPhone Xr instead comes with 3 GB of RAM just like the original iPhone X. Coming to benchmark scores, Geekbench highlighted a very high result in single-core performance for the iPhone Xs Max: 4813 points, that is much better than the previous generation, while there is just a slight difference in multi-core performance with 10266 points.

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