- Nov 10, 2017
According to leaker iAppleTimes, the Cupertino giant is going to make it tough to decide between purchasing the iPhone 12 and going for an older handset at a discounted price. Most rumors so far -- including this one -- have pointed to Apple discontinuing the iPhone XR, released in 2018.
However, it's said that the iPhone 11's starting price will drop to $549, or $150 lower than at launch, making it an attractive option for people who don't want or can't afford the bleeding edge.
Naturally, Apple is expected to discontinue the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max to make way for their successors, but the iPhone SE that was launched in March could see its price dropped to $349, which would make it an excellent budget option for those who still prefer having Touch ID over the fancier but slightly less reliable Face ID. It would also put pressure on Android budget to mid-range competitors.