RIP iPhone: Apple discontinues its flagships

RIP iPhone: Apple discontinues its flagships

Apple has officially lifted the curtain on the new set of iPhones coming in 2018.

Last year's $999 iPhone X started the process of shaking up Apple's pricing structure. And if you have an iPhone X that needs a new battery, you'll be expected to drop $20 more than that.

Apple's new iPhone lineup features the iPhone Xs, Xs Max, Xr, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, as well as the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.

In addition to making plenty of money selling the dongles, Apple generates significant revenue by charging licensing fees to accessory manufacturers that have to update their devices ― like headphones ― to be compatible with a lightning connector.

Dual-SIM is here finally, as Apple adds support for the setup on all three of its newest phones, the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and even the iPhone XR as had been rumored for some time now.

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Throughout 2018, Apple has been offering out-of-warranty battery replacements at a discount for some iPhone models.

Apple has already revealed what kind of price increase we're in for once the calendar hops over to 2019. Now, if you want the best and biggest iPhone, you need to buy the iPhone Xs Max which comes with a massive 6.5-inch display. Now, the latest alleged Geekbench scores show two devices with varying amounts of RAM running the latest SoC with the scores and other details highlighted. It has an LCD screen instead of OLED and has a single camera instead of a dual camera. With Apple killing it, the iPhone X becomes the shortest living iPhone that Apple has ever introduced. However, official confirmation is yet to be received from Apple on this matter. However, the Xr ASP of $750 is a "modest offset". The base storage on the iPhone Xs Max and iPhone 8 Plus remains the same at 64GB. The price will start from RMB 6499 and is available in six colours - Yellow, White, Coral, Black, Blue and Red.

In short, Apple's latest announcement prices out consumers looking for a more affordable iPhone, even if it is a few years old. For those who are interested in the lower-priced iPhone XR complete with LCD panel, pre-orders will begin on October 19th.

Battery life: We can't say for sure until we test all three new iPhones, but the iPhone XR might have longer battery life than the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

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