Apple withdraws iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone XR from its lineup
While a slew of new iPhones are coming in, several models are coming out. This year, Apple unplugged a few familiar watches to make room for the iPhone 13, because MacRumors points out.
The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max have disappeared from Apple’s online store apart from refurbished models. This is usual for Pro models when the lineup is refreshed, even if they have been shipped for less than a year. If you absolutely have to spend over $ 1,000 on a brand new iPhone that isn’t iPhone 13 (or if you like that dark blue colourway), your options today are carriers and third-party retail stores.
While the devices are likely to appear as cut-price options in places like Woot from time to time, Apple’s retail option removes the option to buy the top-of-the-line model from the last year for a little less instead of picking the latest and greatest – which in the case of the iPhone 13 Pro includes spec bumps all over the place.
The other model that no longer makes the cut is the iPhone XR. Launched in 2018 as a cheaper LCD alternative to the iPhone XS, it hooked up as a mid-range device with the Neural Engine, second-gen Face ID, and a variety of colors.
The arrival of the iPhone XR coincided with the demise of the last iPhones with headphone jacks. While this year’s transition isn’t quite as dramatic, it does include a change to the cheapest options in the lineup.
The iPhone XR was available for $ 499 unlocked, but the price of the iPhone 11 dropped $ 100 to cover the slot. When launching the iPhone 11, Apple said the new device offered up to an hour of battery life over its predecessor, the U1 ultra-wide band chip for finding items and a new A13 Bionic processor. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini also received price drops of $ 100 from Apple, bringing their starting prices to $ 699 and $ 599, respectively. The iPhone SE remains at $ 399.
As for the new Pro devices, they aren’t cheaper, but once the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max start shipping on the 24th, they’ll offer high refresh rate displays, a new camera system. , as well as processor improvements. and GPU.