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iPhone X and two other variants discontinued

13 September 2018 3

Apple has launched 3 new iPhone models, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr along with the Apple Watch series 4 in an event yesterday. However, along with the launch of these devices came an unannounced news of Apple killing a few old devices.

These devices including years’ iPhone X, iPhone SE, and iPhone 6s have been removed from Apple’s website as well. This also marks the end of the 3.5 mm headphone jack in iPhones.


While axing of the aging iPhone SE and iPhone 6s is still understandable, the reason for discontinuing iPhone X is still strange. Though it could be linked with the launch of $749 priced iPhone Xr as well. Discounting the price of iPhone X would have led to creating a competition internally. Although these phones may have been discontinued in the United States, Apple may still continue to sell them in other markets.

iPhone X wasn’t considered a hot selling device after the launch however the sales picked up in the latter part and it became one of the highest selling devices in the year.


Apple mentioned the reason of removing headphone jack as “Courage”. The company needs to be courageous enough to aim to make slimmer and bezel-less devices and the 3.5mm jack was the main hindrance in that. With the vision set to such button-less and bezel-less devices, Apple introduced wireless charging last year and omitted the Touch id from all its new devices this year.

  • The Apple iPhone XR isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
  • The Apple iPhone XS isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
  • The Apple iPhone XS Max isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
  • The Apple iPhone X isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
  • The Apple iPhone SE 2016 isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.
  • The Apple iPhone 6s isn't still available online. To be notified when it becomse available click here.

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iPhone X and two other variants discontinued
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JohnyD

The discontinuation of the iPhone X was already on the cards. And doesn't look like it's strange. It was an anniversary model, after all.

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