- Apple has removed the iPhone 8 series from its official website
- iPhone SE 2020 has been launched with iPhone 8-like design and iPhone 11-like hardware
- iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are still listed on e-commerce platforms like Flipkart and Amazon India
Update: Apple has reached out to 91mobiles and has confirmed that the company is still selling the 128GB storage variant of the iPhone 8 Plus.
Apple has discontinued the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in India and several other countries around the world. This comes right after the company launched the iPhone SE 2020 on Wednesday. The iPhone SE 2020 replaces the 2016 model and is priced at Rs 42,500 in India. It features a design similar to the iPhone 8 thanks to its curved body, thick bezels and Touch ID. With an iPhone 8-like design and upgraded hardware like the A13 Bionic chipset and 12MP camera, it makes sense for the company to discontinue the older iPhone 8 series. Since there is no iPhone SE Plus model, the iPhone 8 Plus doesn’t have a direct replacement yet, but there are rumours suggesting the iPhone SE Plus is in the works.
The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were launched alongside the iPhone X back in 2017. Unlike the iPhone X, which started a brand new bezel-less design trend for Apple, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus come with a traditional design with thick bezels and Touch ID. They also come with a glass back enabling wireless charging as well as water-resistance. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were launched with the A11 chip, a 12MP single rear camera with OIS and 4K video recording at 60fps and a 7MP front-facing camera.
The new iPhone SE 2020 features a bunch of upgrades internally over the iPhone 8 series. Foremost, it is powered by the A13 Bionic chipset that is present on the latest iPhone 11-lineup. This means you can expect a substantial improvement in performance compared to the iPhone 8. The iPhone SE retains the 4.7-inch Retina display with 1334 x 750 pixels resolution and Touch ID. It also comes with an upgraded 12MP single camera, while the battery life is claimed to be similar to the iPhone 8.