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Perhaps the most shocking news to come out of the iPhone event was that Apple has chose to kill off the iPhone X. The story that got us to this point is actually rather long, and it involves Apple slowing down phones with old, worn out batteries to prevent random crashing. iPhone users naturally didn't take kindly to that remote throttling, so Apple chose to extend an olive branch to them and cut the price of battery replacement for the entirety of 2018.

Apple also announced the iPhone XR during the presentation.

The Apple Special Event held September 12th did not mention a successor to the iPhone SE, and instead, let go of the original SE altogether.

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That being said, on its own he notes it "could be mistaken for the iPhone X of last year".

The two phones are nearly identical in design and features, with the XS being a refinement of last year's phone. You should also know that Geekbench scores are to be taken with a pinch of salt for now so we'll update you guys if these scores remain constant once the latest iPhones have officially been released by Apple.

So why bother discontinuing the iPhone X, its most significant phone upgrade in years? According to the reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple paid $US120 to $US130 per screen unit, about twice as much as it normally pays for screens. The XR has a 6.1-inch screen, which lands it right between the XS and XS Max in terms of size. In Russia, for example, you could snag a 64GB iPhone XS for $1,292, slightly below the $1,380 iPhone X launch price that same Russian customer would have paid. Both factors that should conserve energy in comparison. At this time, there isn't any special discounts available with your preorder, but if you feel more comfortable with one of the carriers, here's where you can buy an iPhone XS or XS Max.

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