(UPDATE: Confirmed) The iPhone X, iPhone SE, and iPhone 6s are all set to be discontinued today

(UPDATE: Confirmed) The iPhone X, iPhone SE, and iPhone 6s are all set to be discontinued today
Apple iPhone SE
 
UPDATE: Apple has officially confirmed its new iPhone lineup and, just as expected, the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and last year's iPhone X are no longer a part of it. The new entry-level models are now the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus which start at $449.

Alongside the announcement of new iPhone models, Apple usually reduces the prices of certain older offerings in the hope of continuing to attract buyers. Additionally, it also tends to stop selling its oldest devices altogether, with today expected to be no different.

Earlier on, Apple’s updated sitemap leaked out confirming the final names of the next-generation iPhones, the storage and color options of these, and the new Apple Watch Series 4 sizes. However, there were some notable absences.

Starting off with the most expensive models, the updated sitemap shows no trace of any iPhone X models. Instead, the only references to last year’s device are in the accessory department. This is likely because following the launch of the new iPhone XR, which starts at $749, and the new iPhone XS, which starts at $999, a cheaper iPhone X would remove the gap between Apple's premium products and its more mainstream offerings.

Elsewhere in Apple’s iPhone series, the Silicon Valley-based giant will be saying goodbye to its entry-level models. Specifically, this means that the aging iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, which were both announced way back in 2015, will no longer be available to purchase once the Apple Store goes live again later today. Additionally, and perhaps more disappointingly, it’s also the end of the road for the compact iPhone SE. Ever since its launch in March of 2016, the smartphone has built up a rather loyal following of users. And, although numerous reports pointed towards a second-generation of the device, it now appears to have been scrapped altogether.

All in all, it’s certainly no surprise to see these models disappear. However, it’s worth pointing out that none of this is set in stone. After all, the final confirmation will not take place until Apple’s event. Speaking of which, the live stream of the event is set to commence in just under half an hour.

source: Allthings.how via 9To5Mac

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21 Comments

1. cmdacos

Posts: 3870; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Quite surprised they are dropping the SE without an equal replacement for a small device without compromise.

2. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

The SE launched in 2016, but sales were not very good initially. They had to drop the price by $50, and make the base SE with 32 gb of storage instead of the 16 gb that they initially came with.

4. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Plus Apple came out with another iPhone 6 last year with 32 gb of storage instead of the initial 16 gb of storage. Apple has to dump their excessive stock on carriers and anyone else who will take them. So it makes sense that Apple is dropping the iPhone 6s, because there is too many of those iPhone 6,6s,7,and 8s that are too similar. Plus they are keeping Apples sale prices down. So the sooner those can go, Apple can bring back that resale crap again.

16. izim1

Posts: 1594; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Yeah, they made it a better value and it sold. Not like they were taking a loss on them.

8. libra89

Posts: 2251; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I'm saddened with the SE being gone now, but I guess it makes sense with the 6s gone too.

9. gamehead unregistered

Didnt expect the X to be killed off so soon

12. libra89

Posts: 2251; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It makes sense though, considering that the Xr essentially replaced it.

11. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3098; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

With less than 5% each of their overall sales, it's no surprise the SE and the 6S Plus got canned.

15. rouyal

Posts: 1567; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Id be interested in seeing a reference for that. Not saying you're lying, but would like to look at it.

21. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3098; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You're even dumber than I thought and just as lazy as I thought a Trumper would be. It's right here in PhoneArena from just a couple of hours ago. Simply looking at the pictures in the articles doesn't help, you might want to try learning how to read. https://www.phonearena.com/news/Most-popular-iPhones_id108751

14. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Can’t wait for next year when they scrap the XS.

17. Akraw

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

it sounds weird that my iPhone X is officially dead.

18. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

The Xs is starting at $999, not $899.

19. joshuaswingle

Posts: 485; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

This article was written BEFORE the announcement. The updated portion is only the first paragraph. Either way, with the launch of the iPhone XR, the original iPhone X doesn't really fit into Apple's lineup anymore. PS: I have now updated the pricing stated just to avoid any confusion

23. Vokilam

Posts: 1087; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

It looks to me that XR has bigger side bezels vs iPhone X from last year - so no, it Should be available to those who are ok with last years model.

24. joshuaswingle

Posts: 485; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Selling a phone because it has slightly smaller bezels doesn't fit in with Apple's strategy though.

20. skips

Posts: 463; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

RIP iPhones with headphone jack

25. libra89

Posts: 2251; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I didn't even realize this! Very true.

26. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

R.I.P Iphone X,..

27. emjoigently

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

You need a not super expensive iPhone. Something grandma can afford.

28. ShadowWarrior

Posts: 156; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

The iPhone 6s was the best iPhone in my opinion and will ever be.

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