Apple KILLED 3 iPhones on September 7! They are NOT iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone SE

Apple launched the iPhone 14 but killed off three big models at the same time. Find out which models are they.

| Updated on: Sep 08 2022, 11:17 IST
iPhone 14 Pro in photos: First look at this revolutionary design
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1/5 The iPhone 14 Pro has a 6.1-inch Super XDR OLED display. The iPhone 14 Pro also has Apple’s ProMotion display technology offering 120Hz refresh rate, the highest refresh rate ever seen in an iPhone. Apple promises up to 2000 nits of peak brightness. (Apple)
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2/5 For the first time since the launch of iPhone X, Apple has heavily revamped the design of the iPhone. The iPhone 14 Pro features an all-new notch with a punch hole and pill shaped cutout in front housing all the sensors as well as the front camera. (Apple)
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3/5 The iPhone 14 Pro is powered by Apple’s new A16 Bionic chipset which offers blazing fast performance while maintaining high energy efficiency. Last year’s A15 Bionic was already the fastest processor in the market and the new 4nm A16 Bionic will strengthen iPhone’s position as the fastest smartphone in the market yet. (Apple)
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4/5 The iPhone 14 Pro has a brand new 48MP main camera with a 65% larger sensor than iPhone 13 Pro. The iPhone 14 Pro also features Apple's enhanced Sensor Shift OIS with 24mm focus length. Professional photographers can take advantage of the ability to shoot 48MP ProRAW images. (Apple)
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5/5 The price of the iPhone 14 Pro starts at $999 for the base 128GB variant. The 128GB variant is priced at $1,099 while the 512GB variant has been priced at $1,299. For those who want the maximum capacity to shoot ProRAW images, you can get the colossal 1TB variant priced at $1,499. (Apple)
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The iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, and iPhone 12 Mini have been discontinued. (HT Tech)

Apple just killed three iPhone models at the September 7 launch event post the iPhone 14 announcement. And no, we aren't talking about the iOS 16 update not reaching the iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, and iPhone SE 1st Gen. In fact, Apple simply discontinued three fairly new models the moment the iPhone 14 series went live. Two of them belong to the iPhone 13 family whereas one belonged to the iPhone 12 family.

However, with these three models discontinued, Apple has presented alternatives for at least two of them. The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max have been replaced by the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max in Apple's lineup. Sadly, the iPhone 12 Mini remains discontinued and there is no replacement for this one at the moment. The iPhone 12 is the sole surviving member of the iPhone 12 generation in 2022 and beyond.

Three iPhones that were killed on September 7

Apple iPhone 12 Mini
Apple iPhone 12 Mini (Apple)
Apple iPhone 12 Mini (Apple)

iPhone 13 Pro

The first iPhone to bring a high refresh rate display has been terminated by Apple upon the arrival of the iPhone 14 Pro. Not a surprise considering this happens every year. The iPhone 13 Pro better distinguished the Pro lineup from the standard models in 2021. In terms of performance, it has a faster 5-core GPU and a superior battery life than the iPhone 13. It even had an improved telephoto camera and introduced a smaller display notch as well.

iPhone 13 Pro Max

The iPhone 13 Pro Max was simply a bigger version of the iPhone 13 Pro on paper. However, this was and still is one of best battery endurance phones in the market. Our iPhone 13 Pro Max unit even after a year can easily manage to deliver a day and a half of battery stamina. The larger 6.7-inch OLED display with the variable refresh rate offered a much better user experience as well. This was and still is the one of the nicest smartphones to own.

iPhone 12 Mini

The iPhone 12 Mini has been discontinued as well, making the iPhone 13 Mini the only remaining Mini iPhone on sale today. The iPhone 12 Mini introduced the concept of a compact flagship iPhone back in 2020, and it was expected to sell like hotcakes. It also allowed Apple to retain its lower $699 starting price. Sadly, the smaller form factor meant the iPhone 12 Mini had a terrible battery life and restrictions on its charging speed. Plus, people didn't warm up to the idea of a 5.4-inch display.

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First Published Date: 08 Sep, 11:17 IST
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