After months of leaks and rumors, Apple today announced a trio of new iPhones, including the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr. As always, that means that some older models are being dropped from the lineup, while others are being repositioned.
First of all, the new iPhones start at $749, $999, and $1,099 for the iPhone Xr, Xs, and Xs Max, respectively. And they cost up to $899, $1,349, and $1,449.
While older devices tend to be dropped by $100, that means that the iPhone X doesn't quite fit into the new lineup. As we noted last year, an $899 phone from last year doesn't make a lot of sense when there's a $749 phone from this year.
Also dropped from the lineup are the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, and SE. This isn't at all surprising, as the devices use three-year-old hardware.
Sticking around are the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, and 8 Plus. You can now get an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus starting at $449 and $569, respectively, and they're available in 32GB or 128GB, with the latter costing $100 more. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus start at $599 and $699, respectively, and those come in 64GB and 256GB flavors, with the latter costing $150 more.
And then there's the Apple Watch Series 4, which starts at $399 for the non-cellular model and $499 for cellular. Apple Watch Series 3 now starts at $279 and $379 for non-cellular and cellular, respectively, dropping Apple Watch Series 1 from the lineup.