With iPhone 13 launch, Apple discontinues its ‘most affordable’ iPhone

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Following the launch of iPhone 13 series, tech giant Apple has discontinued some older iPhone models in India. The iPhones that the company has dropped this time include iPhone XR, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. These iPhones seems to have been removed from the Apple online store to make room for the newly launched iPhone 13 series.

iPhone XR was launched in the year 2018 and it has been a popular model in the country as it hit the sweet spot in terms of price and value. In fact, this is the iPhone that pushed many Android users move to iPhones. It has now been delisted from the Apple website. This is something the Cupertino based tech giant has done previously as well. When it announced the iPhone 12 series last year, Apple had discontinued the iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max models.

The discontinued models, that is, iPhone XR, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro will continue to be available on e-commerce platforms like Amazon and Flipkart till the stocks last. Apple’s current lineup now includes the iPhone SE, iPhone 11, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, and the iPhone 13 series.

Apple has also slashed the price of the iPhone 12 across the globe. The 64GB of iPhone variant is now priced at Rs 65,900, the device was launched at Rs 79,900. The price of the iPhone 12 128GB has also been reduced. It now retails at Rs 70,900, the model was previously being sold for Rs 84,900. The 256GB of the model has also received a price cut. You can now get the device for Rs 80,900.

iPhone 13 series launched in virtual event on September 14

The iPhone 13 has become one of the top trending topics going around in the community. Apple launched the iPhone 13 series in a virtual event – named ‘California Streaming’ – on September 14. Under this series, four new smartphones – iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max – have been launched. Apple managed to pack their upcoming phones with some of the most advanced and heavy technology ever seen in a phone.

The iPhone 13 series are equipped with 5G connectivity. The company is offering A15 Bionic processor, which is very good in terms of performance and graphics. For photography, a great camera setup has been given in the iPhone 13 series.

Apple iPhone 13 series starts at Rs 69,900 going up to Rs 1,29,900 for the Pro Max. The 128GB version of iPhone 13 mini will cost Rs 69,900, while the 256GB costs Rs 79,900. The 512GB version costs Rs 99,900. The iPhone 13’s 128GB storage model starts at Rs 79,900, 256GB for Rs 89,900 and Rs 1,09,900 for the 512GB option.

The iPhone 13 Pro series continues with a starting price of Rs 1,19,900 for the base 128GB option, while the prices for the other storage versions are Rs 1,29,900 (256GB), Rs 1,49,900 (512GB) and Rs 1,69,900 (1TB). The Pro Max starts at Rs 1,29,900 for 128GB storage, Rs 1,39,900 for 256GB, Rs 1,59,900 for the 512GB. The most expensive iPhone is the 1TB version of the iPhone 13 Pro Max at Rs 1,79,900.

Apple’s iPhone 13 series will be open for pre-order from September 17, 2021, at 5.30 pm.

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