The story that got us to this point is actually rather long, and it involves Apple slowing down phones with old, worn out batteries to prevent random crashing. iPhone users naturally didn't take kindly to that remote throttling, so Apple chose to extend an olive branch to them and cut the price of battery replacement for the entirety of 2018.
The two phones are nearly identical in design and features, with the XS being a refinement of last year's phone.
That may be because the new iPhone XS has the same starting price, meaning Apple would have to offer the iPhone X at a discount.
The cheapest iPhone is now the iPhone 7, which starts at $US449.
The next one is about the new Apple Watch Series 4.
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So why bother discontinuing the iPhone X, its most significant phone upgrade in years?
The phone has a single 12MP rear sensor, rather than the two on the XS and XS Max, while the front comes installed with a TrueDepth camera for facial unlocking and selfies. Watch this hands on video to know more.
We got to test the phone out in person, and reckon the display (which lands right in the middle, size-wise, of the iPhone Xs and Xs Max) might not reach the dizzying heights of OLED, but it remains a handsome smartphone display in its own right. According to the reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple paid $120 to $130 per screen unit, about twice as much as it normally pays for screens.
Apple has already revealed what kind of price increase we're in for once the calendar hops over to 2019. The iPhone SE was a high selling model in developing markets due its cheaper price.
Both of these factors might explain Apple's thinking.
Those reasons? The fact that Apple has likely put less RAM in to the iPhone XR compared to the iPhone XS and XS Max, and the screen resolution is likely going to be less, too. "I don't think [discontinuation] will impact its resale value".