Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Medical | By Johnnie Horton

Apple 2018 Event Recap: iPhone Xs, Xs Max, Xr, Apple Watch

Apple 2018 Event Recap: iPhone Xs, Xs Max, Xr, Apple Watch

But it was a sad day for those diehard fans of Apple's older products, as the Cupertino tech giant took the chance to clean house.

Apple's new iPhone lineup features the iPhone Xs, Xs Max, Xr, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, as well as the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.

Here are all the devices Apple just discontinued. Up until Wednesday, Apple still sold the Series 1, positioning it as a cheaper alternative to the Apple Watch Series 3, which was announced in 2017. Apple already quietly discontinued the Series 2 a year ago.

People getting into watches thanks to an Apple product were more likely to buy a Swiss timepiece later on, he said in e-mailed comments.

In 2016, Apple replaced the gold cases with ceramic ones and lowered the starting price of the Watch Edition to $US1,250.

The Swiss watch industry faces an increased threat from a new Apple Watch able to detect heart problems that is likely to appeal to older shoppers, industry experts said on Thursday.

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While Apple does leave some clues like shifting estimated shipping times for preorders, it's hard to tell how well devices actually sell, since preorder availability fluctuates based on how many devices the company can pre-produce ahead of their launch.

The iPhone 6s and its larger sister phone, the iPhone 6s Plus, were released in 2015, making them 3-year-old phones at this point.

Users who have an iPhone 6, 6S, 5S or SE can still install Apple's latest software update, iOS 12, which is due to arrive on September 17th.

The removal of the iPhone SE also isn't terribly surprising, as Apple is billing the iPhone Xr as its "budget" device (no matter it still carries a $749 price tag), plus it offers the iPhone 7 for $449. The cheapest contract option from Telstra is the iPhone XS 64GB for $124 per month which comes with 30GB of data. Plus, it had a headphone jack.

Many believed that Apple was set to release a refreshed iPhone SE 2, as it looks to reach more low-end consumers and break into developing markets. Prices have gone from $649 to the entry level iPhone 7 in 2016 to $1,149 for the largest-capacity, 256GB iPhone X previous year.

The iPhone XS Max is being billed as Apple's biggest and best iPhone ever. And yet, it's been relegated to the scrap heap of history.

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