On Wednesday, Apple successfully began funeral proceedings for its iPhone 8 after a pair of years of dutiful service.
The wonderful 2017 version of the iPhone is formally not on sale by way of Apple’s web site. If you go to what was once the purchasing page for the 8 and 8 Plus, you get a “Page Not Found” error as an alternative. Bummer. Of course, there is a good motive for this: Apple introduced a new budget-friendly iPhone SE on Wednesday, which successfully makes the iPhone 8 out of date.
The new SE is available in the very same dimension as the bottom iPhone 8, however packs within the newer A13 Bionic processor you’d additionally discover within the iPhone 11. In addition, it consists of portrait mode for all of the novice photographers on the market who need to produce lovely photos of their pets whereas they’re caught social distancing. At $399, it’s kind of cheaper than the $449 beginning worth the 8 had been not too long ago pegged at.
Still, the variations aren’t that pronounced. The batteries are the identical in each telephones and, sadly, the new SE does not deliver again the headphone jack that made the older SE such an interesting prospect. It’s the age of Bluetooth whether or not we prefer it or not.
It’s value noting that simply because Apple is not promoting the iPhone 8 anymore does not imply you may’t nonetheless get one. Third-party sellers will certainly provide it for a very good lengthy whereas. But so far as Apple is anxious, the iPhone SE is the way in which to go if you need a 4.7-inch iPhone that does not price as a lot as an costly hire cost.