Apple quietly discontinues four older versions of iPhone

Apple quietly discontinues four older versions of iPhone

Starting with 2016's iPhone 7, all newer iPhones have only had Apple's own Lightning port connector. In the past, some models of the phone sold out in less than 10 minutes.

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.

Apple has been raising its iPhone prices in recent years - and consumers are still buying.

The head of LVMH's watch division, which makes watches under the Zenith, Hublot and TAG-Heuer brands, Jean-Claude Biver thought the Apple Watch did not pose a threat to Swiss watches above a certain price point.

AppleInsider talks about, and breaks down everything you need to know about Apple's "Gather round" event and the imminent releases of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and Series 4 Apple Watch.

Apple debuted the 6S in late 2015 and the device quickly gained in popularity.

It's surprising that Apple discontinued the iPhone SE, since it's only a 2-year-old phone, and Apple just gave it an upgrade last year. If you wanted to get your hands there on a 512GB iPhone XS Max, which starts shipping September 21, you'd have to fork over - nearly $2,000.

The decision is likely to alienate some holdouts who still use the old school wired headphones offered by Apple over the years and haven't yet embraced the lightning cable.

Now by removing the dongle, Apple is further nudging people to wireless headphones.

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 iPhone XS, like last year's iPhone X, will set you back $999 for 64GB of storage, $1,149 for 256GB or $1,349 for 512GB. Prices have gone from $649 to the entry level iPhone 7 in 2016 to $1,149 for the largest-capacity, 256GB iPhone X a year ago.

The firm infamously remarked that it had the "courage" to move away from the headphone jack, prompting some ridicule from users. Regardless of which iPhone you choose, you'll end up paying more than ever.

Apple's annual hardware event may have been an exciting day for gadget lovers, as three new iPhones were introduced.

More and more smartphones feature edge-to-edge screen designs that get rid of the physical button, relying instead on gesture-based controls to navigate.

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