Apple discontinues iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in favor of iPhone SE
The iPhone 8 is gone *pretends to be shocked*
The discontinuation of the 4.7-inch iPhone 8 isn’t at all surprising because the new iPhone SE is essentially a superior version that retails for $50 less – $399, to be precise. It’s packed with the A13 Bionic chipset, which is considerably faster than the A11 Bionic found in the iPhone 8, and reportedly 3GB of RAM rather than 2GB.
The 12-megapixel camera sensor has been improved too and Apple is calling it the best single-camera system on an iPhone ever. Why? Because the A13 Bionic and upgraded image signal processor enable Smart HDR, extended dynamic range for video, and stereo sound recording, among other things.
The iPhone 8 Plus should be replaced eventually
The discontinuation of the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus, on the other hand, may come as quite the shock to some people. Apple has decided not to replace the smartphone with a newer model, leaving customers on the lookout for a new, yet relatively cheap iPhone with two options – the significantly smaller iPhone SE or the more expensive iPhone XR.
Apparently, the company was aiming for an unveiling alongside the standard iPhone SE. But production delays have forced Apple to push back the launch.