Earlier this week, Apple introduced the Apple Watch Series 9, Ultra 2, iPhone 15, and iPhone 15 Pro. However, there are several products that have been discontinued after the event ended. Here’s a list of all the products we can say goodbye to:
- iPhone 13 mini – Apple’s first attempt at making a smaller, modern phone started with the iPhone 12 mini back in October 2020. However, the relatively low sales for both the 12 mini and its successor led to Apple discontinuing the 12 mini last year when it lowered the price of the standard iPhone 12 when it introduced the iPhone 14 last year. Now, the iPhone 13 mini received the same fate, and the standard iPhone 13 now remains in the lineup as one of Apple’s lower-cost options. This now marks the end of an era for Apple’s smaller phones (sans the iPhone SE).
- iPhone 12 – As mentioned before, the iPhone 12 mini was discontinued last year, and the standard iPhone 12 remained in the lineup until this week. Now, the more affordable options in the iPhone lineup consist of the iPhone SE, iPhone 13, iPhone 14, and iPhone 14 Plus.
- iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max – Every year when Apple introduces the next Pro iPhone models, it immediately discontinues the previous-generation Pro models to avoid cannibalizing the sales of the current generation of standard iPhone models. The iPhone 15 and 15 Plus are quite similar to the iPhone 14 Pro models in many ways, including the Dynamic Island and A16 Bionic chip.
- Apple Watch Series 8 and the original Apple Watch Ultra – Apple discontinued both of those models in favor of the vastly improved Series 9 and Ultra 2.
- 2nd-generation AirPods Pro with Lightning Charging Case – Apple replaced that model with an updated USB-C Charging Case that also supports MagSafe charging. This model also adds support for lossless audio when connected to the Vision Pro when it’ll be released next year.
- MagSafe Battery Pack and MagSafe Duo Charger – Both of those accessories used a Lightning port for charging/power as were part of Apple’s plethora of MagSafe accessories when it introduced this technology with the iPhone 12 lineup in 2020. Now that the iPhone 15 lineup moved to USB-C, Apple discontinued both of those accessories altogether.
- Apple’s Leather Accessories – As part of Apple’s goal to be carbon-neutral by 2030, Apple is phasing out leather across several of its accessories in favor of a more eco-friendly textile material called FineWoven. It’s now used in the Magnetic Links and Modern Buckles for Apple Watch, MagSafe cases and wallets, and even the key rings for AirTag.
These are all of the products you can pay respect to. Will you miss any of the products mentioned above? Let us know in the comments below.
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