• Apple quietly killed off 4 older versions of the iPhone - including the last versions that had a headphone jack

    6 days ago - By Chron

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    Apple announced three new iPhone models on Wednesday, but it also seems to have discontinued four older models.
    The company is no longer selling the iPhone X, 6S, 6S Plus, or SE through its website.
    The apparent discontinuation of the SE is unexpected; the model was popular with consumers looking for a smaller or inexpensive iPhone.
    The iPhone X only launched last November.
    In addition to unveiling some new models, Apple looks as if it just pruned its collection of iPhones.
    And the discontinuation of one of those models may irk some longtime iPhone fans.
    Soon after announcing...
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  • In 2018, it makes way more sense to buy a $1,000 Apple iPhone than a $1,000 Apple laptop

    In 2018, it makes way more sense to buy a $1,000 Apple iPhone than a $1,000 Apple laptop

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    With the iPhone X, Apple normalized the $1,000 smartphone. The just-announced iPhone XS and XS Max will take that torch and run with it, starting at that same price.
    The thing is that it actually makes sense to buy an iPhone X, or other high-end smartphones. After all, you use your smartphone all day, every day, so it almost never makes sense to cheap out.
    The same can't be said for laptops and desktop PC - as smartphones and tablets get better, we use our phones less. It's harder to justify splashing out on a ritzy, powerful computer.
    It's fairly common for Apple's new iPhones to have an...
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  • I swore I'd never give up my iPhone 6S - but now I can't wait to upgrade to the new iPhone XR

    I swore I'd never give up my iPhone 6S - but now I can't wait to upgrade to the new iPhone XR

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Up until Wednesday, I had a plan: I would use my iPhone 6S until it died.
    That phone and I have been through a lot together. I cracked the screen on it while falling up a set of stairs, I got it repaired by Apple - an effort that ultimately broke it more - and in the end, I was given a refurbished version with a screen that wasn't quite attached properly. Most days I have to wipe away a bit of black adhesive that leaks around the edges.
    All of this is to say, it's not a great phone, but it's my phone - and it has a headphone jack, something you can't say for the current batch of iPhone...
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  • 9 reasons you should buy an iPhone XR instead of an iPhone XS

    9 reasons you should buy an iPhone XR instead of an iPhone XS

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Apple announced three new iPhones this week: the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.
    The iPhone XS starts at $999, the iPhone XS Max starts at $1,099, and the iPhone XR starts at $749.
    Here are 9 reasons you should buy an iPhone XR instead of the iPhone XS: 1. The iPhone XR is $250 cheaper than the iPhone XS to start.
    Price is probably the biggest consideration for most people, and the iPhone XR has the iPhone XS beat in terms of price.
    The iPhone XR starts at $749 for 64 GB of storage, but can cost up to $899 for 256 GB of storage.
    The iPhone XS starts at $999 for 64 GB of storage...
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