It is no secret that Apple has a tendency to stop an older iPhone version when new handsets are launched, but this time one of the fatalities is a little more poignant.
When the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR and Apple Watch 4 grabbed the headlines, the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and, more importantly, the iPhone SE disappeared quietly from the company's website.
The removal of the 6S duo is no surprise, because Apple likes to keep a range of three generations available, and with the arrival of the new trio of the iPhone they are superfluous requirements under the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 offerings.
It is the official loss of the iPhone SE and the sign of the iPhone SE 2, which disappoints fans of the smaller form factor.
Pour one out
It means that we can virtually shake off any remaining hope that Apple will shed the smaller form factor, which is popular with fans, for its size and price.
It seems that Apple does not do well with small screen phones, with the 5.8-inch iPhone XS the smallest of the three new handsets.
The & # 39; affordable & # 39; (but still $ 749) new iPhone XR – billed as a more accessible iPhone by Apple – has a large 6.1-inch display, which is not what most SE fans are looking for.
If you are looking for a cheap & # 39; iPhone, the iPhone 7 has had a price drop, but it still does not have the most important function that pulls people to the SE – a compact form factor.
So while the XS, XS Max and XR keep catching the eye, we take a moment to think, remember and pour out for the iPhone SE and the compact smartphone from Apple. It was a pleasure.