The rest of the iPhone 11 and 12 saw a $100 price cut
As many new iPhones come out, many models are out. This year, Apple pulled the plug on some familiar standbys to make room for the iPhone 13, like Nerdshala tells.
The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max refurb models have disappeared from Apple’s online store. This is customary for Pro models when the lineup is refreshed, even though they’ve been shipping for less than a year. If you must spend more than $1,000 on a brand new iPhone that isn’t the iPhone 13 (or you just love that deep blue color), your options today are carriers and third-party retail shops.
While the devices are likely to appear as cut-rate options in places like Voot from time to time, Apple’s retail option has chosen last year’s high-end models as opposed to last year’s high-end models being the latest and greatest. That narrowed down the option to buy the model—which, in the case of the iPhone 13 Pro, includes spec bumps all over.
The other model that no longer makes the cut is the iPhone XR. Introduced in 2018 as a cheaper LCD-equipped alternative to the iPhone XS, it hangs as a midrange-priced device with Neural Engine, second-gen Face ID, and plenty of colors to choose from.
The arrival of the iPhone XR coincided with the disappearance of previous iPhones to feature the headphone jack. While this year’s change isn’t nearly as dramatic, it does include a shift to cheaper options in the lineup.
The iPhone XR was available for $499 unlocked, but the price of the iPhone 11 has dropped by $100 to cover the slot. At the iPhone 11 launch, Apple said the new device offered up to an hour of extra battery life over its predecessor, a U1 ultrawideband chip for finding things, and a new A13 Bionic CPU. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini also received $100 price cuts from Apple, bringing their starting prices to $699 and $599, respectively. The iPhone SE remains $399.
As far as the new Pro devices go, they’re not any cheap, but once the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max start shipping on the 24th, they’ll come with higher refresh rate displays, a new camera system, and more. Also will offer CPU improvements. and GPU.