Apple discontinues iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 Plus after iPhone 7 launch in India

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NEW DELHI: Apple launched its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models with new storage versions and features. Often users tend to buy older models post the launch of a new variant since they expect a price cut. Hence, if you’re looking to buy older iPhone models at cheaper rates, Apple’s latest move could disappoint you. The company has removed its iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the iPhone 5s smartphones from its India website, indicating their discontinuation from the country.

 

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This also means that Indian users now have only three iPhone ranges to choose from. The series is led by the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, followed by the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus, and finally the iPhone SE.
While the discontinuation of the iPhone 5s was pretty much expected after the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launch, the removal of the iPhone 6 handsets comes as a surprise, specially for India. However, they might still be available via some third-party websites.

he Cupertino-based Apple has upgraded the storage versions of the previous iPhone models. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices now won’t be available in 16GB and 64GB storage versions and instead will come in 32GB and 128GB variants. However, the iPhone SE is the only exception to the list and hence would be available in same 16GB and 64GB storage options. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, as announced at the event, will come in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options.
While the price of the iPhone 7 starts at $649, the iPhone 7 Plus hits stores at $749. There is also an iPhone upgrade programme for users in the US, UK and China. Pre-orders in the US start this Friday and shipping commences from September 16. In India, the phones will be available from October 7 and the price starts at Rs 60,000 (32GB).