According to Tom’s Guide, Apple not only withdrawn from sale smartphones iPhone 11, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Maxbut discontinued their production. They will be sold until stocks run out.
The source adds that the end of production of the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max is a deliberate move by Apple. To keep last year’s iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max on sale, Apple would have had to significantly reduce the price. But after the price cut, they would cost a little more than the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, while offering much more in terms of features (120Hz screen, triple camera, and so on).
In addition, they could hurt sales not only for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, but also for the new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Yes, the new flagships got a 48-megapixel camera and Dynamic Island, but many rational users would prefer last year’s flagships after the price cuts.
On Friday, the acceptance of pre-orders for new smartphones started. In most regions, it is said that the iPhone 14, which is in rather modest demand, will go on sale on September 16, as promised. On the other hand, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have already stretched into November.
Tianfeng International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated that iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max account for about 85% of pre-orders in China