Apple is saying goodbye to the headphone jack forever.
The firm has completely renewed its iPhone line and, in the process, has decided that some older models will no longer be successful.
To make way for the new iPhone Xr, Xs and Xs Max, Apple has discontinued the iPhone SE, 6S / 6S Plus and even the tenth anniversary X #, which just opened last September.
It also means that Apple no longer sells phones with 3.5mm headphone connectors.
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The new line of Apple includes the iPhone Xs Max, Xs and Xr, as well as older models such as iPhone 8/8 Plus and 7/7 Plus. As a result, it no longer presents any model with a headphone jack
Apple debuted with the 6S at the end of 2015 and the device quickly gained popularity. It makes sense that Apple is leaving the 6, since the company generally limits its alignment to the three most recent generations.
The removal of the iPhone SE is also not terribly surprising, since Apple is billing the iPhone Xr as their device & # 39; budget & # 39; (no matter that it still has a price of $ 749), plus it offers the iPhone 7 for $ 449.
However, that's more than the iPhone SE, which sold for $ 399, making it the cheapest iPhone the firm had sold.
Many believed that Apple was going to launch an updated iPhone SE 2, as it seeks to reach more low-end consumers and enter developing markets. Now, the chances of that happening seem much slimmer.
The removal of the headphone jack is also a movement worth mentioning.
The new line of Apple iPhone includes the iPhone Xs, Xs Max, Xr, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, as well as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The firm debuted the new models on Wednesday
As the new Apple iPhone line was announced, it quickly removed several models from its website, including the iPhone X, iPhone 6s / 6s Plus and the iPhone SE.
The decision is likely to alienate some of those who still use the old-school wired hearing aids offered by Apple over the years and have not yet adopted the lightning cable.
Now, it seems that Apple is moving at full speed with the jack design without headphones, which makes sense given that it offers products such as AirPods wireless headphones.
Users who have an iPhone 6, 6S, 5S or SE can install the latest Apple software update, iOS 12, which will arrive on September 17.
However, avoiding Apple's necessary security device, which allows users to plug 3.5mm headphones into the Lightning connector, is now impossible.
Apple's decision to kill the headphone jacks is likely to alienate some of those who still use wired headphones offered by Apple over the years and who have not yet adopted the lighting cable.
To make way for the new iPhones, Apple has suspended the iPhone SE, 6S / 6S Plus (right) and even the tenth anniversary & # 39; X & # 39; (left), which only debuted last September.
The 6S and the SE were the latest iPhone models to have a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Those devices, plus the iPhone X, are no longer available through the Apple website.
Apple first signaled the end of the headphone jack in 2016, when it introduced the iPhone 7, which has a lighting connector.
The firm noted infamously that it had the "courage" to get away from the headphone jack, which caused some user teasing.
Many believed that Apple was ready to launch an updated iPhone SE 2, as it seems to reach more low-end consumers. Now, the chances of that happening seem much thinner
Getting rid of the headphone jack also allows the newer iPhones to be thinner by a few millimeters.
None of the new Apple iPhones has a start button, which could mean that the technology is about to disappear.
More and more smart phones have edge-to-edge screen designs that eliminate the physical button, relying instead on controls based on gestures to navigate.
iPhone XR vs. iPhone XS vs. XS Max
3D touch screen:
Up to 15 hours
194g (6.84 oz)
$ 749 (£ 749
Yellow, white, coral, black, blue and red product
Up to 12 hours
12MP double lens
177 g (6.24 oz)
$ 999 (£ 999)
Gold, gray space, silver
iPhone XS Max
Up to 13 hours
12MP double lens
208g (7.34 oz)
$ 1099 (£ 1099)
Gold, gray space, silver