Apple just announced its new iPhone lineup as well as a redesigned iPad mini, entry-level iPad and the Apple Watch Series 7. While most devices are going on pre-order soon, Apple is doing some further Fall cleaning and optimizing to its lineup - discounting some devices and discontinuing others. Here's a recap of what devices stayed, what are their prices and what devices went.
Starting, naturally, with the iPhone. Last year's flagships are gone - the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max are no longer on sale through Apple's own store, although you'll be able to snag a deal on them in the coming days through third party sellers.
The iPhone XR is also being discontinued. Meanwhile the iPhone 12 and 12 mini have gotten a $100 price drop - now starting at $699 and $599, respectively. The iPhone 11 is still around is down $100 to an all-time low of $499. It's now dangerously close to the iPhone SE (2020), which starts at $399.
Moving on to the new iPad mini. It's the first new mini since 2019 and that means that the 2019 model is gone (and probably won't be missed). The new iPad mini starts at $499.
The new entry-level iPad takes the place of the old, 8th gen model, at the same $329 starting price. The nice bonus here is that this year's entry-level iPad comes in with twice the storage at 64GB.
At last we come to the Apple Watch. It's launching a bit later than the others, but once that happens Apple will remove the Watch Series 6 from its lineup and leave you with the Watch SE and Watch Series 3, which retain their prices.
The Series 3 is $199 for the 38mm version and $229 for the 42mm model, while the Watch SE is $279 for the 40mm case and $309 for the 44mm one.
i want to buy the 12 because it has an oled screen and 5 g, do you think i should disregard that because of the battery and go to the iPhone 11 which appears to have a better battery?
Don't buy the iPhone 12!! The battery is horrible. Can't go 12hrs without charging again (4hrs avg SOT). Because of that, I regret not getting the Pro Max for just $200 extra for the base storage.
Obviously. It has capable SOC, a very good camera and 4GB ram for ios plus one of the best battery in iphone. Some would say about the display being LCD but a great LCD is clearly better than cheap OLED.