The Death of the iPhone XS

by birtanpublished on March 27, 2021

Well it's official the iPhone tennis and tennis max are no longer being sold by Apple and have been officially discontinued hey how's it going I'm Josh from a91 Tech and the iPhone 10s had a short run but one I think is worth talking about so today let's go over the life and death of the iPhone 10s if you remember last year the iPhone 10 was immediately discontinued after the announcement of the iPhone 10s and 10's max just as the iPhone 10 s has been immediately discontinued after the announcements of the iPhone 11 Pro and

The iPhone 11 Pro max this is due to the phones being quite similar to the point that people would rather buy the 10s at a reduced price than the 11pro if they were both being sold by Apple at the same time it's also just not needed with the iPhone 11 being a thing the 11 is essentially the successor to the iPhone 10 are the iPhone 11 shares the majority of its specs with the iPhone 11 pro but has a lower quality display making it cheaper for Apple to produce and therefore sell to the consumer if Apple was to do what they used to do keep their previous year's iPhone around and

Just lower the price the 10s would steal sales from the iPhone 11 pro but the iPhone 11 is at that sweet spot where it's just worse enough that it doesn't really steal sales while still gaining sales of its own the iPhone 10's is still a great phone and it being discontinued does not mean that it's bad all of a sudden it's going to be supported by Apple for a very long time and updates probably another five or six years but yeah I mean it's no longer being sold for the reasons I've already explained you will be able to find it from some carriers for a while until

They clear out inventory and in fact you might see someone clearance so you know if you see a good deal for an iPhone 10s it's actually not a bad idea to pick it up they'll also still be popular on the used market although I think it'll take a while before prices fall to the point that the iPhone 10s is actually worth buying used right now it's still a bit expensive the iPhone 10's has kind of had an interesting ride in that it never really accomplished anything significant it was slightly better than the iPhone 10 with a bigger size option and that was about it there's a gold color as

Well I suppose it had a much better camera but that's pretty much standard across new iPhone upgrades nowadays anyways I do think the a12 chipset was a big deal it was a huge leap forward over the a11 I think that as well as the four gigs of ram will ensure that again the iPhone 10s will probably get support for like another five to maybe even six years it really depends on where Apple is at in five or six years but we've seen Apple you know get phones supported for six years before with the iPhone 5s so I don't think it's

Unreasonable to think that the 10s could beat that we'll have to wait and see wait a while but you know we will see eventually iPhones are getting so powerful you have to wonder where the ceiling is the a13 chip actually isn't much faster than the a12 it's more power efficient that's the big thing that's why we're seeing a four-hour boost in battery life when it comes to the iPhone 11 Pro over the iPhone 10s and honestly the battery life is really the biggest improvement over the iPhone 10s this year I think the 10s will unfortunately be forgotten in the history of Apple the

IPhone 10 was innovative and a huge leap forward for the smartphone market in general and then the iPhone 10s can I just wasn't it might be seeing similar to the iPhone success in the future a phone that made some improvements on a pretty decently big redesign and being very solid throughout its lifetime without actually you know changing anything too crazy the 6s also had a big leap forward in technical specs too so that might be a fair comparison but I think what this shows all of us especially with the iPhone 11 Pro is that smart phones don't actually have a

Lot of room to get much better phones have gotten so good these days that a phone from two three if four years ago at least on the iPhone side is still completely a hundred percent usable nowadays and even though I say that this is the death of the iPhone 10s and it is to an extent because Apple is no longer selling it it really isn't we could be seeing iPhone 10s as being used in the wild for again five six years to come just like we're still seeing iPhone se s and iPhone successes and even the iPhone 5s which was supported up until I was 13 as in till the launch of iOS 13 it's on

IOS 12 which at the time of filming this is still technically the latest version of iOS what am I getting at here it might seem like I'm getting off-track but I don't think I am the truth is that phones from now on are only going to get incrementally better there might be some big changes but the big changes aren't going to be as big as they used to be we're never gonna see another iPhone 10 type launch it was almost magical and how much it was hyped up and how much it was changing we're not gonna see that again next year we're gonna get a smaller notch and that eventually we're

Gonna get no knotch you know it's not really that crazy anymore again incremental upgrades and I think the iPhone tennis and tennis kind of show the start of that phones are going to improve but by so little that people would rather buy the cheaper lesser model like the iPhone 10 R or the iPhone 11 those are the phones of the future they represent compromise they have enough of the new features and new specs to keep people happy while also being affordable Apple knows this and that's why the iPhone 11 only cost six hundred

And ninety nine dollars as opposed to 750 that the 10r costed the year before and it's also why the iPhone 10 R is sticking around but the iPhone tennis isn't you might think yeah the 10r might steal sales from the iPhone 11 what's up with that but the fact is that there's so many people who bought the iPhone 10 R and it's got such a main brand value to it now that more people are just gonna keep buying it up even though it's only $100 cheaper than the iPhone 11 that's not a bad thing the 10 R is still a great phone although I do think the iPhone 11 for what you get is worth a

Hundred bucks more I think the iPhone tennis and the tennis Maxx have more significance than just being minor upgrades to the iPhone 10 even if that significance is actually in there in significance in that they were so easily replaced the next year and that they were massively outsold by a cheaper lessor phone I'm not saying it's a bad thing that the iPhone 10 are sold better I think it's a great thing I think cheaper phones is what we need it's like mkbhd always says cheaper phones are getting better I mean if you consider the 10 R and the 11 cheap

Phones I mean there's still six seven hundred bucks but they're a lot better than the $1000 iPhone 11 pro or 10s at the end of the day Apple stopped selling the iPhone tennis and tennis max for a reason they would steal sales from the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro did the tennis accomplish anything particularly amazing no not at all it isn't like the iPhone 10 where it was only continued for a year but it still will be remembered for being you know a pretty great new type of smartphone that's not gonna be the tennis as legacy but I think it does represent a shift into smaller

Incremental upgrades and also a market focus on cheaper phones more compromise the iPhone 10s and 10's max aren't special but that's really what's special about them at least in my opinion does that make sense maybe not at all maybe I'm rambling I don't know but I did want to do a video kind of talking about how they've been discontinued and you know the death of the iPhone tennis and tennis max I did that with the iPhone 10 last year and I kind of liked how it turned out so I want to do the same thing this year do you have an iPhone 10s did you ever want

To buy one are you still gonna buy one may be used let me know in the comments down below if you found this video interesting maybe hit that like button and you could always consider subscribing more content just like this you follow me over on Twitter and Instagram and 91 underscore tech if you want to for some reason and with the help being said I'm Josh from 91 tech and I will see you all next time

Related Videos

- Welcome to Apple. Your call may be recorded for quality assurance. So tell me, how can I help you today? - My iPhone 7 is making weird noises. - And does it g...
- Hey, what's up guys, Keaton here. So, right in front of me I have two iPhone 7 Pluses. Now, look closely, and let me know in the comments: Do you think ph...
Hey guys Mike here the Detroit Borg with a look at the LG G pad 8.3 8.3 is these size eight point three inch LCD IPS display so this is LG's return to the t...
Hey guys Mike here the Detroit Borg with a quick look at the official wireless charger for the Nexus 4 5 and 7 this is sold in the Google Play Store for $49.99 ...
Hey guys Mike here the Detroit Borg with a look at the Microsoft Xbox one so one week following the ps4 Xbox one is finally available this is the day one editio...
Hey guys Mike here the Detroit port with a quick video that you guys requested this is the iPod Touch 5th generation in space gray so for 2013 the iPod Touch th...
Hey everyone welcome back to the channel what we have right here is a brand new g-shock watch with google's wear os which means that for the first time ever...
I mean we can take them it's just got to be fast okay sure that's what she said Oh God this next to Center spring all right this we could start to the b...
That's good timing I know there's a live thing oh I guess I'm supposed to do the thing this week aren't I yes haha i typed android balance calm ...
Hey guys what's going on is Carl here back with another episode we are back to another Tech Travel Pack it is July my last episode was in June when I was ou...
Hey guys what is going on is Carl here back with another episode this one is very special we are here we've get out season three and before we kick things o...
Hey guys what's going on it's Karl here back with another episode this one just like most of them on the channel has been requested a lot of you are ask...
What's up everybody this is Danny and last week I was at the Charlotte Motor Speedway checking out NASCAR for the very first time and it was a pretty cool e...
What's up everybody this is Danny and if you're in the market for an Android phone right now this video is probably what you've been waiting for the...
What's up everybody this is Danny and iOS 9 beta is out so I'm gonna show you what the best new features are and let's just go ahead and get right i...
Hi guys is Marcus from Tokyo silence Tech and that finally I've got to experience triple screen gaming and I absolutely love it now if you know anything abo...
Already in 2019 I've been blown away a few times at the shear value for money on some of these phones we've had devices from oneplus on a Asus quite a f...
so this is the asus rog g85 o2d you that was a mouthful but I'm gonna refer to this as the favo 2d for the rest of the video now it's really interestin...
So in these third-generation Rison cpus were launched a little while ago to be more precise it was launched on the exact same day as the rx 3700 series GPUs and...
well hello with people I'm Dimitri and today we're talking about the SteelSeries apex Pro keyboard with new omni point switches now we have done severa...