A source reports that Apple will stop releasing the iPhone 11 after the iPhone 14 series was announced in September. As a reminder, Apple stopped releasing the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone XR after the introduction of the iPhone 13 last year. The company also ended production of the iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in 2020, and is now considering phasing out the two remaining iPhone 11 models.
According to LeaksApplePro, Apple has yet to make a final decision, which will largely depend on the success of the new iPhone SE. Recall that the iPhone SE 2022 smartphone was released last month, and while it features the new A15 Bionic platform and offers 5G connectivity, it’s not selling so well because of its old-school design. The phone costs from $429, and the company wouldn’t want iPhone SE 2022 sales to suffer because of the older model.
iDrop News reports that demand for the iPhone 11 surged after the iPhone SE launched, probably because people would rather spend $70 more for a more attractive phone with two cameras and a fast enough platform instead of getting an SE just for 5G, which isn’t that useful right now.
The iPhone 12, which starts at $699 in the U.S., probably won’t be phased out. The Cupertino giant may drop its price to $599 after the release of the iPhone 14. It’s unknown if the iPhone 12 mini will remain on sale as well. A source confirms that the iPhone 13 will also remain on sale.
In a previous post, the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max were shown in new images from the case maker.