Shocking! iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 12 Mini, more KILLED OFF- Did Apple killing spree hit your iPhone too? | Mobile News

Shocking! iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 12 Mini, more KILLED OFF- Did Apple killing spree hit your iPhone too?

While the Apple event has launched four new models of the iPhone 14 series, shockingly, it has also killed off several recent models like the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 12 Mini among others. Know the full list and reason.

| Updated on: Sep 10 2022, 00:30 IST
Apple Event 2022: iPhone 14, Watch Series 8, AirPods Pro - what to expect at Far Out
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1/5 The iPhone 14 series is just weeks away and leaks suggest that there will be four models - the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max or Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. (FrontPageTech)
2/5 But the star of the show will be the Pro version and the specs-boosted iPhone 14 Pro Max, which are expected to carry exciting and major upgrades. The new A16 Bionic chipset, 48MP primary camera, an always-on display feature, new notch-less design, and much more. (iUpdate / YouTube)
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3/5 It is not just the iPhone 14, but the new Apple Watch series too which is expected to be unveiled with three new models: the Apple Watch Series 8; a refreshed Apple Watch SE, and a new rugged “Pro” model of the series aimed for athletes. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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4/5 Will there be a new Airpods Pro? Some leaks say so. We haven't seen an updated version since their initial launch in 2019, and this year, Apple may finally introduce a new AirPods Pro 2 with some notable upgrades in the charging case, Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC), and more. (HT Tech)
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5/5 We all have seen the preview of the latest iOS 16 in September. Now, Apple may finally announce the stable version of iOS 16 for all eligible iPhone users along with the release of iPhone 14. In addition to iOS 16, Apple could also release watchOS 9, but iPad users may have to wait a little longer for the iPadOS 16. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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With the launch of the iPhone 14 series, recent models like the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 12 Mini have been killed off. Know the reason and the full list. (REUTERS)

The Apple event caught the eyes of global fans and tech enthusiasts as the company launched the iPhone 14 series. The new lineup of Apple smartphones included the iPhone 14 base model, the brand new iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. And while there is an excitement for the new products, Apple has quietly done something shocking! It has killed off multiple recent iPhone models like iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 13 Pro and more. Some of these models were among the best performing smartphones by the company. These models will not be manufactured anymore and will not be available to buy at the Apple Store. Know the entire killing spree done by Apple and the reason behind it.

Apple kills off popular iPhone models

Apple has discontinued a total of three smartphones and two of them belong to the iPhone 13 family. The full list includes iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. This might seem surprising given the iPhones were just one year old and are still among the top performing smartphones in the market, yet it is not unusual at all. Every year, after launching the new iPhone series, it discontinues the Pro models of the previous generation. But the question is why?

Discontinuation essentially means the iPhone models will no longer be manufactured. Apple Stores, either physical or digital, will not be selling these devices. The stock units in possession of authorized Apple distributors will still be sold but once the stock runs out, they will not be available to purchase.

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Apple does this for the Pro models because once a newer model comes in, older models depreciate and their price goes down. However, considering the premium features and specifications on the Pro models, a price cut would not be feasible for the company. Further, it would also dampen the sales of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max sales.

But what about the iPhone 12 Mini? It appears the decision to take it off the market was based on the company's decision to discontinue the entire model. For now, iPhone 13 Mini continues to be available but it is not clear for how long.

However, it is not clear how those who actually own any of these iPhones will be affected if they want to trade-in or sell-off their phones. Will their value be decreased in the market and they will not get as much money as they otherwise would? It is something that would require clarity.

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First Published Date: 09 Sep, 15:16 IST