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Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacements will cost $69 after December

Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacements will cost $69 after December

Subsequently, the adapter was then bundled along with last year's iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. The removal of this relatively important accessory will most likely cause a handful of consumers to rethink whether purchasing a brand new, expensive 2018 iPhone will be worth it or not.

Here are all the Apple devices that have received price cut after iPhone XR and iPhone XS launch. The second SIM will take the form of an eSIM, which means it will only be availble on a limited number of carriers at launch, like the Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular model previous year, although the system is created to be software-provisionable, allowing users to set up a second line as easily as scanning a QR code on supported carriers. The 5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max feature Super Retina displays, a faster and improved dual camera system, the first 7-nanometer chip in a smartphone among other features.

Those devices, plus the iPhone X, are no longer available through Apple's website.

In addition to making plenty of money selling the dongles, Apple generates significant revenue by charging licensing fees to accessory manufacturers that have to update their devices ― like headphones ― to be compatible with a lightning connector.

Sam's Club is offering a $100 gift card to members who purchase an iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max next week.

It's pretty unusual for Apple to discontinue phones.




Apple hasn't publicly explained itself, though chief executive Tim Cook may explain the firm's thinking in a future earnings call. This was the reason Apple went for a cheaper LCD panel and a single camera for the iPhone XR. They are the same size. Both boast a dual-lens 12-megapixel camera, both come with the facial recognition feature Face ID. The overall design is much the same. It's a more affordable version of the XS, and it comes in a number of bright colors. While there are some compromises compared to the iPhone XS - which showed during our brief hands-on time with the phone - the XR's strong core hardware specs and more everyday price signal the sea change in Apple's strategy. Both, again, are industry-leading and will be more than competitive two years from now.

The next one is about the new Apple Watch Series 4.

Both of these factors might explain Apple's thinking.

All three devices feature stunning edge-to-edge displays with nearly no bezels around, and a stainless steel frame on the iPhone XS / XS Max, and an aluminum frame on the iPhone XR.

Kuo, the reliable analyst, predicted this would happen back in January.

"For any iPhone X owners anxious about whether the discontinuation will dent the resale value of their phones, Forrester analyst Thomas Husson has some reassuring words". "I don't think [discontinuation] will impact its resale value".


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