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Apple Discontinues iphone X to make room for new iphones

Woah!! Apple has just revealed on a Special Event at Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California on September 12, 2018 that it will be discontinuing the iPhone X. 

iPhone X which was launched less than a year ago will be replaced by the introduction of three new iPhones. With the iPhone XS starting at a price of $999, and the addition of the cheaper $749 iPhone XR announced, the iPhone X has become redundant.

Also, the iPhone SE and 6s have been removed from Apple’s website as well, marking the end of iPhones with headphone jacks.

Despite rumors of low sales since its launch, Apple earnings showed that the iPhone X actually sold quite well.

CEO Tim Cook said in February, “iPhone X surpassed our expectations and has been our top-selling iPhone every week since it shipped in November.” Still, with the new iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR, it makes sense for Apple to remove the iPhone X from the lineup. Though the iPhone X, SE, and 6s have all been removed from the US market, it doesn’t rule out the sale of these older devices in the developing countries.

There’s no longer a good reason to shell out for the more expensive iPhone X, except maybe the exclusivity of owning a phone that was ushered in with the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone. It was the first to introduce the now-ubiquitous notch that’s influenced the entire mobile industry with a wave of copycat designs, and the first iPhone with Face ID. It introduced intuitive gesture controls and with the phone came wireless charging, plus AirPods.

iPhone X definitely wasn’t a perfect phone; the lack of a headphone jack still bothers people and some of them take plenty of accidental screenshots daily with my iPhone X. But now that it’s being discontinued, people might try to hold onto it for a little longer.

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