But it's not much of a surprise - when Apple announced its new smartwatch operating system in June, the Edition and original Apple Watch were not included in the list of devices eligible for the update.
The iPhone XR also includes the same A12 Bionic SoC as its more expensive siblings, so as with last year's iPhone 8 and iPhone X models, performance between the XR and XS models should be the same, and the XR will also gain support for most of the advanced features found in the XS, including faster Face ID and image capture and AR improvements.
Throughout 2018, Apple has been offering out-of-warranty battery replacements at a discount for some iPhone models.
New iPhone XS Max caseThe new Moment Photo Cases for iPhone XS, XR and XS Max Photo: Moment If you got your eye on the iPhone XS, the new case should work with it. In Poland, someone who wants that same iPhone XS Max will have to pay $1,956 (compared to $1,449 here in the United States, of course).
So just remember, as we all empty our wallets to get our hands on Apple's shiny newest handsets ... we're the lucky ones. The exclusion of these older models also omits the 3.5mm headphone jack for once and all from the iPhone lineup. The iPhone 7 now starts at £449/$449, and the 7 Plus at £569/$569. The overall design is much the same.
Apple has already revealed what kind of price increase we're in for once the calendar hops over to 2019. Both factors that should conserve energy in comparison. It makes little sense to jeopardize those high margins only a year after getting OLED screens onto the iPhone for the first time. The XR has a 6.1-inch screen, which lands it right between the XS and XS Max in terms of size.
Kuo predicted in January that this would happen. Models ranging from the iPhone SE to the iPhone X will see a price hike, going from $29 up to $49 for all models but the iPhone X, which will go up to $69.
For any iPhone X owners anxious about whether the discontinuation will dent the resale value of their phone, the Forrester analyst Thomas Husson has some reassuring words.
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