Apple had stopped the iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in 2020, and is now considering phasing out the two remaining iPhone 11 models.
This scoop comes from LeaksApplePro (via iDrop News). Apple has yet to finalize the decision, and it will largely depend on the iPhone SE.
iPhone SE 2022 came out last month, and although it includes the new A15 Bionic chip and offers 5G connectivity, it is has proven to be a tough sale due to its old-school design. The phone starts at $ 429, and the company does not want sales to be cannibalized by one of the older models.
iDrop News says there has been an increase in demand for the iPhone 11 since the launch of the iPhone SE, probably because people would rather spend $ 70 more for a nicer phone with two cameras and a reasonably fast chip instead of just getting the SE off in terms of 5G, which is not so useful right now.
The iPhone 12, which starts at $ 699, is unlikely to be discontinued because it performs well to this day and is reportedly also cheaper to manufacture. The Cupertino giant may reduce the price to $ 599 after releasing the iPhone 14. It is not known if the iPhone 12 mini will be either. The report also says that iPhone 13 will continue to be sold.