Apple Discontinues iPhone 8, 8 Plus in India Following iPhone SE Launch

Apple Discontinues iPhone 8, 8 Plus in India Following iPhone SE Launch
Just hours after unveiling the brand new iPhone SE, Apple has discontinued the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in India and several other different nations. The transfer is alongside anticipated traces, provided that the brand new machine is priced in the identical ballpark and comes with newer, sooner {hardware}. However, for all of the enhancements beneath the hood, the iPhone SE (2020) nonetheless seems to be and feels eerily just like the two-year-old machine, which itself, was not a lot of an improve design-wise over its predecessors.

One factor to notice right here is that whereas the usual iPhone 8 could have been discontinued for good, some experiences counsel that Apple could proceed to promote the iPhone 8 Plus, a minimum of, in some markets. According to Canadian tech journalist and former iMore editor, Rene Ritchie, the iPhone SE is barely changing the iPhone 8, however with no iPhone SE Plus in sight, Apple will proceed promoting the iPhone 8 Plus within the foreseeable future.

That mentioned, India will reportedly not be amongst these markets the place the corporate plans to maintain promoting the older telephone, provided that we couldn’t spot an iPhone 8 Plus itemizing on the corporate’s official India web site. Both the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, nevertheless, are nonetheless listed on each Amazon and Flipkart, beginning at Rs. 38,999 and Rs. 56,900, respectively.

Apple on Wednesday launched its second-generation iPhone SE, confusingly named precisely the identical as its 4-year-old predecessor. The new machine retains the bodily residence button, full with the built-in fingerprint scanner. The telephone is powered by Apple’s newest A13 Bionic chipset that may also be discovered beneath the hood of the iPhone 11-series units. It will likely be provided with three storage choices, beginning at $399 (round Rs. 30,000) within the US and Rs. 42,500 in India.

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