Reports said Apple’s current flagship phone models iPhone X and SE may be discontinued just before the year ends as the tech giant focuses on producing the highly-anticipated upcoming models.
“The iPhone X would presumably be discontinued in Q3 of this year, and the cheaper “iPhone SE” would also go away,” a report read.
Meanwhile, tech blog 9to5Mac.com speculated that the iPhone 8 may stay in the market to cater to those in the lower-end.
“The iPhone 11 Plus should satisfy those unhappy with the iPhone X due to size concerns, while the iPhone 9 device should satisfy more budget-conscious buyers and the aforementioned extension of the iPhone 8 model builds will round out a fairly extensive line-up. We continue to hear that upgrade activity over the past,” a report read.
In the latest iOS 11.4.1 update, Apple has also introduced a new security feature that will allow one to control USB access to their respective iPhones.
A toggle, which is turned “off” by default, may be found just after the Touch ID and Passcode section of the Settings. It read, “Unlock iPhone to allow USB accessories to connect when it has been more than an hour since your iPhone was unlocked.”
Bloggers described the update as “significant but not listed.”
“At first we thought we would have to wait until iOS 12 this fall to see this feature, but here it is,” a report read.
Apple is expected to reveal their next phone models come the fall season.
A recent study revealed a direct relationship between wealth and one’s choice of phone: iPhone owners are mostly rich.
“Across all years in our data, no individual brand is as predictive of being high-income as owning an Apple iPhone in 2016,” a report read.
The 2016 paper titled, “Coming apart? Cultural Distances in the United States over Time,” was recently published by National Bureau of Economic Research, which interviewed more than 6,000 respondents.