Other Which model(s) will Apple keep?

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  1. rmoliv macrumors 6502a

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    According to rumors the iPhone X will be discontinued after the release of the new models later this year so which model or models do you think Apple will retain out of the current lineup if any? I want to buy it.
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    Buy whatever they have right now. I mean, for the current gen. I reckon they will abandon iPhone 6s series this year, and leave iPhone 7 series. Don’t know if iPhone 8 will be kept for another year.
     
  3. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Buy the phone you want. It will get support from Apple for several years.
     
  4. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    If you want a phone now, buy what you want. Discontinued or not, all iPhones currently on sale will be supported in terms of software and hardware for years to come
     
  5. now i see it macrumors 68030

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    The newer models will have a longer useful life on iOS than the older ones simply because they are faster. The 8 will have a longer useful life than the 7. The 7, longer than the 6S.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    The Current X will likely be discontinued in place of the new 5.8/6.5 iPhone X and 6.1 LCD iPhone. I question the fate of the iPhone 8.
     
  7. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

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    I think the 8 will stick around as a lower price iPhone.
     
  8. m0sher macrumors 6502

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    I have a feeling IMO we’ll see no more home buttons and the lower priced models will be LCD versions as rumored, while the premium high end models will be OLED.

    At some point I also see microOLED replacing OLED as a natural progression for the top end display.

    Speculating updated X will be an XI with faster new A12 chip, smaller notch and wave bye bye to home button as new norm for all Apple products.

    Maybe versions like this .......

    Budget - Lower end camera
    XIe LCD 5.8 , XIe Plus 6.1 LCD

    e = economy

    Premium - higher end camera
    XI OLED 5.8 , XI Plus 6.5 OLED
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Micro LED is likely at least three years out yet. Apple acquired a Company back in 2014 known as “Luxeview”, who develops micro LED. The benefits are there for a much brighter display over OLED, much more efficient, resulting in better battery life and a higher resolution. When Micro LED is ready, I forsee the Apple Watch perhaps having it first and then the iPhone when its ready on a mass level for production.
     
  10. rmoliv thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know that they'll get support from Apple but maybe they won't be able to perform as good as they do now with further iOS updates and eventually won't be even able to update. I'd like to buy now the one that will stay the most up to date possible (and longer) after the release of the 2018 iPhones and that won't be discontinued after that (that rules the iPhone X out I guess). So maybe it's going to be the 8 or 8 Plus that they will keep?
     
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    I think you have a valid point between the hardware and iOS updating. I don't see Apple continuing to make TouchID phones anymore. I also don't think we will continue to see the same form factor of the iPhone 8(+). Regardless, Apple supports phones in no longer actively sells for several years. I really don' think it matters which phone you buy in that regard. The device should last you (maybe) 4 years depending on use. For an iPhone, that is a long time.
     
  12. apolloa macrumors G4

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    The iPhone 8 will get new storage options and a price drop. The 6S will be scrapped entirely and the 7 May be also.
    A new SE will be the cheap offering.

    The X May stay I think with a price drop in between the 8 and the new X, I don’t buy the rumour of a cheaper X styled LCD model as it makes no sense.
     
  13. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I agree a lot of what you’re saying. I do think the 6.1 LCD rumored iPhone seems likely, just as a cheaper offering under the iPhone X. A lot of others are believing that the 2018 iPhone X will be reduced, but I think Apple retain the $1000 price point for the new iPhone X in 2018 , but the LCD model may not include 3D Touch as rumored, which also lower the price point. Ming Kuo at least believes there will be a 6.1 LCD iPhone.
     
  14. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Think one thing is for sure Apple won’t be releasing anymore iPhones going forward with a home button.
     
  15. m0sher macrumors 6502

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    https://9to5mac.com/2018/03/18/bloo...for-future-devices-starting-with-apple-watch/

    Not to get off topic but yeah 3 years away, this article came out today.

    In the mean time I can’t see Apple abandoning OLED in their flagship until a more affordable solution comes out with microOLED. And I can’t see them NOT providing a more economical solution for those not wanting all the bells and wistles of highest possible tech but also realizing there are those willing to pay for it that do.

    So that’s my theory.....why I foresee two solutions of displays.
     
  16. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    That Article is almost exactly what I just quoted to you previously that Apple is experimenting with micro LED and it will Be a few years out with the Apple First, I predict at least three years . However, It’s not a surprise, its been rumored for quite some time Apple has been experiencing with micro LED, especially given the acquisition I mentioned with Luxeview.

    Per the article:

    “As for when these new MicroLED displays will launch to consumers, today’s report says we’re still “a few years” away from that. Bloomberg says, however, that the Apple Watch will be the first to add the technology when the time comes. Apple reportedly just recently manufactured the first full functional MicroLED screens for the Apple Watch, though that’s just the beginning the process.”

    That said, the Apple Watch would be the first Product, as it’s likely easier to manufacture a smaller display if micro LED quantities are limited due to supplier constraints. Once Micro LED does make its way to the iPhone, it will likely be similar to the iPhone X where it’s offered in just one model at first, again due
    to supplier constraints.

    Of Course there will be two model displays offered, micro LED won’t be likely a level where they can be offered for every iPhone. OLED is just temporary for now

    Micro Led is more efficient with battery life, higher-resolution displays and brighter. For example: Apple could offer an OLED for a low end model, where LCD is completely phased out and micro LED will be for the high-end model iPhone when the time is ready.
     

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