By Malcolm Owen Monday, July 15, 2019, 05:06 am PT (08:06 am ET) Apple has ceased sales of the iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 6s Plus in India, a report claims cutting out most of the lower-cost models from its regional product lineup and at the same time making it more expensive for customers in the country to buy an entry-level iPhone. To encourage iPhone sales in India, a growing market that is dominated by low-cost smartphones, Apple has sold older models of iPhone in the region for a number of years. Some models, including the iPhone SE and iPhone 6s, are even produced in the country, but it seems a change has been made to Apple's retail strategy. According to unnamed executives speaking to the Economic Times, Apple has stopped selling the iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, and 6s Plus in the region, leaving only the iPhone 6s at the low end. Supplies for the models were halted in June, while distributors and Apple's sales team have reportedly advised to traders the new … [Read more...] about Apple stops shipments of iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s Plus in India
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When we asked you whether you want to see а still-small but more powerful sequel to Apple's iPhone SE cutie pie, the answer was a resounding "yes!". The reason why? Well, it was the only hope that a small iPhone will live on, and there are plenty of Apple fans that resent the era of 6 inch screen diagonals, and counting.This is why, perhaps, the rumor mill has been in overdrive for the past two years, unearthing a ton of purported details, schematics and even renders of the alleged SE successor that was tentatively dubbed SE 2. First, a bit of a rumor chronology.Apple's iPhone SE 2 Indian connectionApple is fresh out of multi-year negotiations to enter the Indian market by fulfilling Prime Minister Modi's requirement for iPhones to be manufactured locally. After cutting its teeth on the production of the Apple iPhone 5c, Wistron's Indian facilities not only churned out the iPhone SE way back in 2017, but produced some iPhone 8 models as well. That's precisely where the rumor … [Read more...] about The new iPod Touch killed our dreams for an iPhone SE 2
Apple may dramatically reduce the number of supported older iPhone models when it introduces iOS 13, a the latest rumor claims, but it isn’t yet clear on what consistent basis this decision may (or may not) be made.Closing the stable doorApple really did the right thing when it extended backward compatibility in iOS 12, which worked merrily on models as old as the 2013 iPhone 5s and original iPad air.Critics praised the move.A move which in part may have been part of the company’s response to criticism of how it had constrained the performance of older devices (until it was found out).Now it seems like the company plans to close the backwards-compatibility window – with a vengeance.What is the claim?The claim is that iOS 13 will not be compatible with the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 series and iPhone SE devices.Now, in part this makes sense.It makes sense that Apple may choose to end support for the very oldest (2013) devices on its currently supported list.It’s also … [Read more...] about Is Apple really about to kill the iPhone SE?
caption The iPhone SE on display during an event at Apple headquarters. source REUTERS/Stephen Lam Apple hasn’t released a new budget smartphone since the iPhone SE debuted in 2016. Now that smartphone prices are higher than ever before, making it more difficult to convince consumers to upgrade, it’s the perfect time for Apple to release a low-cost iPhone. The competition could heat up quickly, as Google is rumored to be releasing a new cheaper Pixel phone shortly. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Apple is likely to announce three new iPhones this fall that will succeed its current lineup. What we likely won’t see, however, is an update to the iPhone SE, the budget iPhone model Apple launched in 2016. The iPhone SE was priced at $399, or $17 per month, when it launched, making it significantly cheaper than the iPhone 6S, which was priced at $27 per month when it was released. Despite this lower … [Read more...] about Why now is the best time for Apple to release a new iPhone SE
Apple's iPhone revenue has declined for another quarter according to the company's latest earnings, and it means income is being dented.It's no surprise - a slow performance in China amid a worldwide slowdown in the smartphone market is making things incredibly challenging for Apple at a time when spending on a new handset is being considered more carefully than ever before.People are holding onto their smartphones for longer because they're still performing - they weren't cheap when purchased a couple of years ago, and the high-end features then are still performing now.It means Tim Cook and co. will likely be scratching their heads, wondering how to turn the tide. Could the answer be the much-rumored, fan-backed iPhone SE 2?Cook noted in his earning call to the media on April 30 that revenue decline eased a little towards the end of the quarter thanks to price cuts to the iPhone in some markets - an iPhone XR price cut in China saw sales increase by 20 million - but it still … [Read more...] about An iPhone SE 2 won’t help stop Apple’s iPhone decline