After announcing the iPhone SE, Apple ditched the iPhone 5s from its website (but you can still buy it)
posted by Florin T. / Mar 22, 2016, 2:57 PM
While the iPhone SE won't be released before March 31 (with pre-orders starting on March 24), Apple already ditched the iPhone 5s from its website, obviously replacing it with the newer handset - which, by the way, will be sold for $399 (16 GB model) and $499 (64 GB model).
Although Apple is no longer directly selling the iPhone 5s, the device can still be bought at retailers like Best Buy and Amazon, or via all major US carriers. Of course, we don't really recommend anyone to buy an iPhone 5s at this time, since the superior iPhone SE is hitting shelves next week. But we just wanted you to know that purchasing it is still possible - at least until the iPhone SE becomes available.
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Wow Of course they , that way you have to buy it and not the 5s
posted on Mar 22, 2016, 3:04 PM 2
1. You can still buy a 5s 2. Shame on Apple for pulling two and a half year old product off the shelves. /s Especially when they updated it with Latest specs.
posted on Mar 22, 2016, 6:07 PM 0
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Not a fan of Apple, but I like the iPhone SE. Though I wonder, Apple really didn't invest much into R/D for this thing, did they?
posted on Mar 22, 2016, 5:45 PM 4
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Not OK new single dime Take the iPhone 6S parts and glue them to the 5S PCB. Done! COST? 0 PROFIT 100%
posted on Mar 22, 2016, 10:09 PM 2
Thank you Captain Obvious. I feel like, you worked for Apple at one point, and they fired you when they realized you were an incompetent uneducated buffoon. Am I close? That being said, the iPhone SE is not a new iPhone, not like the releases every September are. This is an iPhone for the millions of iPhone 4/4S and 5/5S owners who are still using their phones because they do not wish for a smartphone with a larger screen. They also do not want to use an Android, otherwise they would have upgraded to one by now. The iPhone 5S was and still is a beloved smartphone that many applauded for its beautiful design. So now, those users who have waited, can now upgrade to the phone they loved with the inner workings of the newest iPhone flagship.
posted on Mar 22, 2016, 10:39 PM 0
They didn't have to, everyone including Android users loved the design of the 5S. It's difficult to achieve in the every-changing world of smartphones, but it wouldn't be farfetched to claim that the design of the 5S is all-things-considered, timeless.
posted on Mar 22, 2016, 10:41 PM 0
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