Apple discontinues iPhone X after just one year, eliminates 3.5mm adapter bundle

By Shawn Knight · 8 replies
Sep 12, 2018
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  1. One of the bigger questions heading into today’s Apple iPhone event was the fate of last year’s flagship device, the iPhone X. On Wednesday as Apple unveiled the new iPhone Xs, the iPhone Xs Max and the iPhone Xr, it became clear what would happen to the iPhone X.

    The former flagship, as well as the iPhone SE and the iPhone 6s, have all been removed from Apple’s website – discontinued.

    Again, that shouldn’t be all that surprising considering Apple’s refreshed line-up ranges from the iPhone 7 on the low end at $449 to the iPhone Xs Max at $1,099. The fact that the iPhone X only stuck around for one year, however, is a bit of a surprise considering it had such a heavy influence on the industry with its notch and button-shunning Face ID technology.

    Also worth noting is the fact that Apple’s new iPhones no longer include a Lightning-to-3.5mm audio adapter. This handy accessory, which lets you use older 3.5mm headphones with newer iPhones, is now a standalone accessory that’ll cost you $9. The alternative, of course, is to either use wireless headphones or invest in a pair with a native Lightning connector.

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  2. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 1,223   +1,306

    Lol charging another $9, because the margins on their $750 "budget" phone are just too low.
     
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  3. Bubbajim

    Bubbajim TS Evangelist Posts: 426   +379

    Ahh yes, the budget phone that only costs a month's rent. I can already feel the savings raining down upon us all.
     
  4. petert

    petert TS Maniac Posts: 262   +100

    Wanna bet that Google will follow suit with pixel? only one year in and your stupidly expensive phone gets discontinued. Also I predict that Google will also release a "budget phone" in the near future .... exactly the same damn 750 bucks.
     
  5. Reehahs

    Reehahs TS Guru Posts: 683   +409

    Does 'r' in stands budget edition stand for rip-off edition?

    Apple needs to get the dictionary definition of the word 'budget' shoved in their faces.
     
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  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,783   +3,202

    Yeah, Jeff Bezos and Tim Cook should get together and discuss what the word, "budget", really means. (Yes, to us silly, not each other).
     
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  7. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,530   +1,062

    Where do you live?? In Alaska??
     
  8. Bubbajim

    Bubbajim TS Evangelist Posts: 426   +379

    London.
     
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  9. Capaill

    Capaill TS Evangelist Posts: 612   +293

    Well, Apple has a locked in group of customers now. They may as well see how far they can push them. Why sell a phone for $500 or $1000 when you can sell it for $1500 (or $2000 in parts of Europe). I'm happy with my $150 Huawei phone.
     
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