14 September 2020
Every year when Apple launches a new iPhone lineup, it also discontinues some of the older generation models. This year is no different and as per a new leak, there will be three models that will get discontinued officially. iAppleTimes (@iappletimes) has tweeted that Apple will discontinue iPhone XR, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max soon after the iPhone 12 launch.
The move to stop selling iPhone 11 Pro models officially is not surprising at all. We saw that Apple discontinued iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max right after launching their successors. This is done to avoid selling older premium models at a discounted rate which can then affect the sales of newer models. The official price drop is something Apple prefers to do for cheaper models available in the market.
As for the iPhone XR, it proved to be the best-selling iPhone worldwide starting from the launch and until last year's iPhone 11 hit the shelves. The phone is still going strong in terms of sales, despite a decline, but with affordable iPhone 12 coming up and cheaper iPhone SE (2020) already in the market, it appears that it is the right time for official discontinuation.
Apple to discontinue iPhone XR and iPhone 11 Pro models after iPhone 12 launch.— iAppleTimes (@iAppleTimes) August 20, 2020
iPhone 11 at $549
The leak further claims that the iPhone 11 will get a price drop to $549 after the launch of the iPhone 12 lineup. It is the same $150 decrement that iPhone XR received once iPhone 11 went official. This is another reason that it would not make sense for Apple to offer another discount on the phone when it is already selling more powerful and cheaper iPhone SE (2020) globally.
While all these details do make perfect sense, these are only rumors at this point. Apple can still decide to something different but with the launch just a few weeks away, we will not have to wait long.
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