iPhone 8 Discontinued with the arrival of iPhone SE
Written by Rev Noni on April 17, 2020
We might now have to say bye to the iPhone 8 series that have had quite a good run since launching in September 2017. The iPhone 8 has now been discontinued by Apple, with the new iPhone SE taking its place in Apple’s lineup.
You can’t buy the iPhone 8 from Apple anymore although some retailers may still have it in stock. You will now have to settle for a pre-owned phone if you want the iPhone 8 in particular.
The iPhone SE has a starting price of just $399 making it cheaper than the $449 starting price of the iPhone 8, and it has a newer chipset and otherwise similar specs and features.
The iPhone 8 Plus has a larger 5.5-inch screen than the 4.7-inch iPhone SE 2020, and with no iPhone SE Plus there’s no direct alternative to opt for instead. If you need something slightly more powerful than the SE, the 6.1-inch iPhone XR will be a good option although it is a bit more expensive.
Apple released the original iPhone SE in 2016 and featured the same A9 processor as the iPhone 6S (Apple’s flagship at the time), before it was discontinued in favor of the iPhone 8.
It has a portrait mode and uses machine learning to detect depth and faces which means that it will only work on people, not pets. It also includes optical image stabilization as well as support 4K video at 60fps. The front-facing selfie camera is 7-megapixels, and it can also do portrait mode effects.