Apple discontinues iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus


iPhone 8
RIP iPhone 8.
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Now that Apple has finally taken the wraps off the 2020 iPhone SE, it’s time to say goodbye to the iPhone 8 lineup.

Apple discontinued the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus this morning. The move isn’t that shocking when you consider the iPhone SE is basically the iPhone 8 with the guts of an iPhone 11.

The new iPhone SE price starts at just $399, compared to the $699 price tag for the iPhone 8 when it was introduced in September 2017. Apple started selling refurbished iPhone 8 Plus models last month for $469 but those models are no longer available on its online refurbished store.

While the iPhone 8 Plus needed the dual-lens camera array to support Portrait Mode photos, the new iPhone SE has just one lens on the back but can still snap portraits. Instead of adding FaceID, Apple kept Touch ID on the iPhone SE, which also packs wireless charging in the same body design as the iPhone 8.

The iPhone SE boasts the same A13 Bionic chip found in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. The device also has Wi-Fi 6 and Gigabit-class LTE connectivity. Storage capacity starts at 64GB with the option to bump up to 128GB or 256GB models.


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