These results also tell us that at least one of the new phones will have 4GB of RAM, as well as a bigger L1 cache, jumping from 32KB to 128KB. While there was no reason given for the withdrawal of the model, it is evident that manufacturing costs for the iPhone X didn't drop enough over the last 10 months.
"The Apple Watch continues to improve and provide additional relevant functions".
The first phone to introduce the dongle was the iPhone 7, in which the 3.5mm headphone jack was ditched in favor of the proprietary Lightning cable.
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The price cut was a pretty significant one, too. It has an LCD screen instead of OLED and has a single camera instead of a dual camera. The XS comes with a better chip under the hood and is more water-resistant, but for most people the differences will feel incremental.
Throughout 2018, the company is running a $29 battery replacement program, but this ends December 31. iPhone X users stand to save the most, since their replacement cost will jump from $29 to $69 next year.
Throughout 2018, Apple has been offering out-of-warranty battery replacements at a discount for some iPhone models.
We also know that maintaining high margins, which Apple is increasingly trying to achieve with high prices, is important, as fewer people now upgrade their phone on a regular basis.
The iPhone XR starts at $749 with 64GB of storage, the same price as a smaller screened iPhone 8 256GB model and $50 more than an iPhone plus with 64GB of storage. Both factors that should conserve energy in comparison. "I don't think [discontinuation] will impact its resale value".