* Apple may discontinue some older-generation iPhones after iPhone 15 series launch.
* The company traditionally discontinues a number of iPhones after launching the next gen lineup.
* The iPhone 15 series is expected to be launched in the second half of 2023.
* Apple may scrap iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max this year.
* Additionally, it may stop selling iPhone 11 and iPhone 12.
* That leaves us with iPhone 13, iPhone SE (2022), iPhone 14, and iPhone 14 Plus.
As tech giant Apple is gearing toward the new generation of iPhones, it is speculated that the company might discontinue some older generation iPhones after the launch of the iPhone 15 series. Every year, Apple gets rid of some of its older models to make room for the new iPhones.
This time, it might be the Pro models from the iPhone 14 series, along with some other older-generation iPhones. Apple is likely to discontinue some of its existing smartphones after launching iPhone 15 series. There is no official announcement on the same, but every year the company discontinued old iPhones after the launch of the new devices.
Notably, the iPhone 15 smartphone series are expected to have four models, such as iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and the iPhone 15 Pro Max (or Ultra).
Earlier, the company discontinued iPhone 11 and the iPhone 12 mini after the launch of the iPhone 14 series last year, which also means that there is a high chance that it might stop selling some of its old devices or come up with discounts on the devices.
According to a new report by Tom’s Guide, the Cupertino-based tech giant is expected to discontinue iPhone 12, iPhone 13 mini, 14 Pro Max, and the iPhone 14 Plus. Again, the company has not shared anything yet, which means we have to wait until September to know more about the discontinued devices.
To those unaware, currently, the company is selling eight models such as iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12, and the iPhone SE.
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List of iPhones that Apple might discontinue
Apple is currently selling the iPhone 14 lineup, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, the iPhone 12, and the iPhone SE (2022). However, after the iPhone 15 series comes out, it is speculated that Apple might discontinue the iPhone 14 Pro, the iPhone 14 Pro Max, the iPhone 12, and the iPhone 13 mini indicating that we will be left with the iPhone 13, the iPhone SE (2022), the vanilla iPhone 14, and the iPhone 14 Plus.
Last year, after the launch of the iPhone 14 lineup, the company discontinued the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max, the iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 11 in several markets, including India.
It was surprising to many users when Apple discontinued the Pro models last year. This was unexpected because Apple usually only discontinues older generation Pro models and keeps the latest generation “Pro” iPhones in its lineup.
iPhone 15 Series Launch
Apple is gearing up to unveil the iPhone 15 in the month of September or October (precisely in the second half of 2023), which will include the iPhone 15, the iPhone 15, the iPhone 15 Plus, the iPhone 15 Pro, and the iPhone 15 Pro Max, which will be launched as iPhone 15 Ultra.
It is also speculated that the company is planning to bring several new features, including Dynamic Island to all the models, revamped design and a lot more, in the upcoming series. You can read about the developments of the iPhone 15 series here.
Faqs on Apple IPhone Updates
1) What has been the Apple Sales In India?
Ans) Meanwhile, the company has managed to hit $6 billion in sales in India by the end of March 2023, according to a Bloomberg report. This means there is a 50 percent jump in the overall revenue, as Apple reported $ 4.1 billion in March 2022 end. This clearly shows that Apple has increased its share in the premium market in India.
Apart from that, the company is all set to launch two stores in Mumbai on April 18th and in Delhi on the 20th.
The move is expected to help Apple to increase its sales in the country. It is worth noting that Apple saw huge demand for iPhones and iPads from India during the pandemic. This could be a reason why Apple is focusing on the Indian market.
2) Will Apple Launch Mixed-Reality Headset Soon?
Ans) Meanwhile, the company is all set to bring or launch the first mixed-reality headset in June at its WWDC 2023 event. In addition, the company might showcase new Macs along with Socs. Plus, the tech giant is likely to bring iOS 17, and iPadOS 17, and the Watch
OS UI is likely to receive a new makeover.
3) What are the phones which are being discontinued after iPhone 15 launch?
Ans) The iPhone 15 series official launch is months away, but we are getting new information through leaks almost every week. Similar to last year’s lineup, the new series will likely include four models – the vanilla iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max (or Ultra). However, like every year, new iPhones mean some old iPhones will be discounted. A new report by Tom’s Guide suggests that Apple might discontinue at least four phones following the launch.
Currently, Apple officially sells the iPhone 14 series, iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12, and iPhone SE (2022). The new report suggests that Apple might scrap iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 12, and iPhone 13 mini after the iPhone 15 series launch. That leaves us with iPhone 13, iPhone SE (2022), iPhone 14, and iPhone 14 Plus.
The speculation looks mostly accurate since Apple adopted a similar strategy following the launch of the iPhone 14 series last year. The company ditched the old-gen Pro models to boost the sales of new ones. It also ditched iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 mini.
Otherwise, the older existing models would receive a price cut of up to $100. In India, Apple may consider slashing the price by Rs 10,000. Here is how iPhones (for the base 128GB storage) are currently priced: -iPhone 14: Rs 79,900 -iPhone 14 Plus: Rs 89,900 -iPhone 14 Pro: Rs 1,29,900 -iPhone SE: Rs 49,900 -iPhone 13: Rs 69,900 -iPhone 12: Rs 59,900 (64GB)
Meanwhile, Apple is expected to launch its first mixed-reality headset at the upcoming WWDC 2023 event on June 5. According to Apple analyst and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple will introduce the device at WWDC 2023, though the actual sale may take place at the end of the year. Gurman has also added that the upcoming WWDC would see one of its biggest launches. Apple will reportedly showcase new Macs with its proprietary SoCs.
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