These iPhones may get discontinued following iPhone 15 launch this year: Full list (2023)

By Abhik Sengupta: The iPhone 15 series official launch is months away, but we are getting new information through leaks almost every week. Similar to last year's lineup, the new series will likely include four models - the vanilla iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max (or Ultra). However, like every year, new iPhones mean some old iPhones will be discounted. A new report by Tom's Guide suggests that Apple might discontinue at least four phones following the launch.


Currently, Apple officially sells the iPhone 14 series, iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12, and iPhone SE (2022). The new report suggests that Apple might scrap iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 12, and iPhone 13 mini after the iPhone 15 series launch. That leaves us with iPhone 13, iPhone SE (2022), iPhone 14, and iPhone 14 Plus.

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The speculation looks mostly accurate since Apple adopted a similar strategy following the launch of the iPhone 14 series last year. The company ditched the old-gen Pro models to boost the sales of new ones. It also ditched iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 mini.

Otherwise, the older existing models would receive a price cut of up to $100. In India, Apple may consider slashing the price by Rs 10,000. Here is how iPhones (for the base 128GB storage) are currently priced:

-iPhone 14: Rs 79,900
-iPhone 14 Plus: Rs 89,900
-iPhone 14 Pro: Rs 1,29,900
-iPhone SE: Rs 49,900
-iPhone 13: Rs 69,900
-iPhone 12: Rs 59,900 (64GB)

Meanwhile, Apple is expected to launch its first mixed-reality headset at the upcoming WWDC 2023 event on June 5. According to Apple analyst and Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple will introduce the device at WWDC 2023, though the actual sale may take place at the end of the year. Gurman has also added that the upcoming WWDC would see one of its biggest launches. Apple will reportedly showcase new Macs with its proprietary SoCs.

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He adds that the company would not showcase PCs with M3-series chips yet. The new lineup includes a bigger MacBook Air. Apple may also use the opportunity to introduce Mac Pro with its proprietary silicone SoC.

Otherwise, we can expect the usual from Apple at WWDC 2023. The company will introduce iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, which are expected to receive minor refreshments -- similar to iOS 16 and iPadOS 17. A similar story is expected with the upcoming macOS and TVOS. However, Gurman claims that the WatchOS's UI will be revamped completely.


These iPhones may get discontinued following iPhone 15 launch this year: Full list? ›

The new report suggests that Apple might scrap iPhone 14

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The iPhone 14 was made available on September 16, 2022, and iPhone 14 Plus was made available on October 7, 2022, priced at $799 and $899 respectively and was launched with iOS 16. Pre-orders for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus began on September 9, 2022. › wiki › IPhone_14
Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 12, and iPhone 13 mini after the iPhone 15 series launch. That leaves us with iPhone 13, iPhone SE (2022), iPhone 14, and iPhone 14 Plus.

Which iPhones may get discontinued following iPhone 15 launch this year? ›

However, after the iPhone 15 series comes out, it is speculated that Apple might discontinue the iPhone 14 Pro, the iPhone 14 Pro Max, the iPhone 12, and the iPhone 13 mini indicating that we will be left with the iPhone 13, the iPhone SE (2022), the vanilla iPhone 14, and the iPhone 14 Plus.

Which iPhones are going to be discontinued? ›

Apart from iPhone 12, iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are the other two models which are on the discontinuation radar this year as Apple usually discontinues its Pro models after a year of sales.

Which iPhone will be discontinued in 2023? ›

After iPhone 15 launch in 2023, THESE iPhones may get discontinued soon. With the iPhone 15 series official launch is months away, Apple may scrap iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max this year. Additionally, it may stop selling iPhone 11 and iPhone 12.

What iPhone will stop working in 2024? ›

US-based tech giant Apple Inc may exclude the iPhone SE 4 from its new product planning for 2024/2025.

What happens when Apple discontinues a phone? ›

The discontinuation of an iPhone simply means that Apple will no more make it available for you to buy on its website. However, even if Apple discontinues the iPhone 11, you will still be able to find it on several online retailers and e-commerce websites till the stock exists, Tom's Guide report suggested.

Which iPhones will not be supported in 2025? ›

So from the above hypothesis, Apple will likely stop fully supporting iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus around 2025.

Is the iPhone XR outdated? ›

Is the iPhone XR outdated in 2023? Apple reportedly continues to support older iPhone models with software dates up to 6 years after the original released date. Since the iPhone XR was released in September 2018, you can expect that Apple will continue to support this model with iOS updates up to 2025.

Is Apple stopping at iPhone 15? ›

As there are no major design changes in store, Apple will continue to offer four models: The 6.1-inch iPhone 15, the 6.1-inch iPhone 15 Pro, the 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Max, and the 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Pro Max.

Will i be able to use iPhone 7 in 2023? ›

2. Will the iPhone 7 still work in 2023? Even though the iPhone 7 is no longer supported by Apple's iOS updates, that doesn't mean you still can't use it in 2023. The iPhone 7 will still work on different carrier networks in the US and you'll still have access to apps on the Apple Store.

What iphones are coming out in 2024? ›

Both the iPhone 16 Pro and the iPhone 16 Pro Max are expected to get periscope telephoto zoom lenses in 2024. In 2023, the iPhone 15 Pro Max will be the only device to get the new camera technology because of size constraints.

What iPhone will come out in 2025? ›

According to a report by MacRumours, Apple may launch the iPhone SE 4 in 2025 with Apple's own custom-designed 5G modem. Citing analyst Jeff Pu, the report adds that the upcoming iPhone SE 4 may feature the Apple 5G modem which will be manufactured by TSMC.

Will iPhone 8 become obsolete? ›

However, keep in mind that Apple only supports software updates up to 6 years after the original release of the device, so the iPhone 8 will likely stop receiving updates by 2024. Now that we have a better sense of how 'outdated' this phone actually is, let's try to find out if the iPhone 8 is still worth it.

How many years will an iPhone last you? ›

iPhone battery durability

For most users, this represents approximately two years of use, which is why most people believe that the lifespan of a phone is two years. However when it comes to iPhones, you can expect between three to five years (maybe more) with proper care.

What year will iPhone 8 be obsolete? ›

iPhone 8 in 2023: What you will not get

The iPhone 8 is expected to support iOS 17 when it is released in late 2023, but that could be the last iOS update it receives (aside from a possible small security update). Another important aspect to consider is battery life.

Is Apple disabling old iPhones? ›

Apple's iOS 15 can only be installed on the iPhone 6S or later. So it should come as no surprise that millions of these older models are being phased out. In fact, Apple cut off support for the iPhone 6 two years ago with the release of iOS 13.

How many times will Apple replace your phone? ›

Hardware coverage

Both AppleCare+ options provide repair or replacement hardware service for your iPhone. Depending on the plan you choose, you'll get unlimited incidents of accidental damage protection and up to two incidents of theft or loss coverage every 12 months.

Will Apple replace dropped phone? ›

If you have AppleCare+, you can replace your iPhone with an incident of accidental damage. You'll pay the "other damage" AppleCare+ fee, as specified in the AppleCare+ Terms and Conditions. You can also review that fee in our pricing estimate tool.

What is the oldest iPhone that will work? ›

As for iOS 15, which arrived in September 2021, all iPhones from iPhone 6s onwards will be supported, just as with iOS 14. iOS 16, which arrived in September 2022 runs on all iPhones from the iPhone 8 onwards – but do note that not all features are available on the older handsets.

How many years will iPhone 14 last? ›

The iPhone 14 launched in 2022 and runs iOS 16 out of the box. So if it receives six years of updates, that would mean you'll be good to go until 2028 -- or iOS 22.

What phones will no longer be supported? ›

Some tracfones, flip phones, Jitterbugs and even older-style smartphones will no longer be able to make calls once the networks are taken down. Most of these phones, which are sometimes called “third generation” phones were launched nearly 20 years ago and will no longer work with most of the carriers in 2022.

Is XR still worth buying in 2023? ›

Is iPhone XR still good in 2023? Yes. The iPhone XR will continue to be a very competitive alternative in 2023 as long as it is still available for a fair price. The iPhone XR maintains a contemporary look while providing a large screen and a long-lasting battery.

When should I replace my iPhone XR? ›

As the battery gets older it may start to require charging more frequently, hold charge less well, or even start to shut down your phone unexpectedly. Once your iPhone's battery passes the 500 complete charges point it's probably time for it to be replaced.

Should I upgrade from iPhone XR? ›

The bottom line: If you have an iPhone XS, XS Max or XR, it's definitely worth upgrading. You get a noticeable boost in camera quality, battery life and performance among other areas.

What are the issues with Apple 15? ›

Common problems with iOS 15 and their fixes
  • Battery draining fast. One of the most frequent Apple iOS 15 problems that people complain about is the rapid battery drainage. ...
  • Wi-Fi connectivity issues. ...
  • Bluetooth connectivity issues. ...
  • App сrashes. ...
  • Performance issues. ...
  • Face ID not working.
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How much is the iPhone 15 going to cost? ›

But since the entry-level iPhone 14 starts at £849 / $799 / AU$1399, we would expect the iPhone 15 to command a similar price, only – as is the way with such things – slightly more expensive. Here's a peek at the latest iPhone 15 price rumours: iPhone 15: $799. iPhone 15 Plus: $999.

What is the oldest iPhone that can run iOS 15? ›

iOS 15 is the final version of iOS that supports the iPhone 6S & 6S Plus, first-generation iPhone SE, iPhone 7 & 7 Plus and iPod Touch, as its successor, iOS 16, drops support for those models, including the seventh-generation iPod Touch.

What year will the iPhone 7 stop working? ›

On June 6, 2022, Apple announced on its website that iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will not receive support for iOS 16.

Is my iPhone 7 outdated? ›

iPhone 7: Overview & Specs Comparison

Though to clarify, while the iPhone 7 did not receive the iOS 16 update in late 2022, and will not be updated to iOS 17 in late 2023, it may get an occasional security update. The iPhone 7 is currently running iOS 15.7. 5.

What year will iPhone 7 be obsolete? ›

The iPhone 7 was introduced in 2016, making it obsolete between 2021 and 2023. The iPhone 8 was introduced in 2017, making it obsolete between 2023 and 2024.

Is iPhone 16 out? ›

The first developer beta of iOS 16 was released on June 6, 2022. iOS 16 was officially released on September 12, 2022.

Will iPhone 15 be cheaper? ›

Well, Apple has been producing iPhones in the country for sometime now but has never really reduced the price of the phone. Hence, it isn't expected to offer the latest iPhone 15 smartphone at a lower price.

Is iPhone 14 worth waiting for? ›

The only real reason to wait is to hold out until the fall for an iPhone 15. It might be more expensive, but we expect a lot of new features (especially in the Pro models, or a potential new iPhone 15 Ultra). If you don't want to wait more than six months to get a new iPhone, go ahead and get the iPhone 14.

What iPhone is coming out in 2026? ›

Apple is set to transition to under-screen ‌Face ID‌ on ‌iPhone 16‌ Pro models in 2024, followed by under-screen ‌Face ID‌ and an under-screen front camera on iPhone 18 Pro models in 2026, according to respected display industry consultant Ross Young.

What will be the new phone in 2024? ›

The Galaxy S24 Plus and Galaxy S24 will be Samsung's "regular" flagships for the first half of 2024, which will take the reins from the Galaxy S23 series as the main heavy-hitters in the giant's portfolio.

Is it OK to leave your iPhone charging all night? ›

Well, the rule of the thumb is to avoid charging your iPhone overnight. Naturally, lithium-ion batteries are reactive. As such, they can easily overheat especially when left overnight to charge.

How long will iPhone 6 be usable? ›

Earlier models, such as the 5/5C, only support up to iOS 10, while iPhone 6/6 Plus goes up to iOS 12. The iPhone 6S/6S Plus and later versions go up to the most recent version of iOS 15. Apple considers its products obsolete when it stops distribution and sale for more than seven years.

Do Androids or iPhones last longer? ›

When it comes to the lifespan of a phone, Apple has always been the clear winner. And by lifespan, I'm talking about software and security updates.

How many years should an iPhone battery last? ›

No matter what you do, your iPhone® battery has a limited shelf life. As it ages, the battery slows—so a full charge won't last as long. Most batteries are good for at least 2 to 3 years, often longer, but how do you know when to replace your iPhone battery? At Asurion, we help millions of people maximize their tech.

Will iPhone 8 work with 5G? ›

An iPhone 8 does not have the hardware to use the 5G band. However it will still be able to use 4G/LTE so your phone will still work for years to come.

Is iPhone 15 the last iPhone? ›

Apple is likely to continue selling four iPhone models with the iPhone 15 lineup. Rumors point to a generally similar design across the board, except that the iPhone 14 Pro's shape-shifting cutout, known as Dynamic Island, is set to make its way across all models.

What changes are coming to iPhone 15? ›

iPhone 15 design

Thanks to a recent design leak from 9to5Mac, we now have a clear look at what the iPhone 15 Pro is set to look like. Changes include a titanium casing with curved edges, a far bigger camera bump for the periscope lens, thinner bezels (1.55mm now), and a new gorgeous red finish.

Is iPhone 16 launched? ›

Apple iPhone 16 Expected to be launched on Jun 21, 2023. This is 6 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage base variant of Apple iPhone 16 which is expected to available in Black, Gold colour. The iPhone 16 series will be launched in the second half of 2024. Read to know more.

Will iPhone last for 5 years? ›

iPhone battery durability

For most users, this represents approximately two years of use, which is why most people believe that the lifespan of a phone is two years. However when it comes to iPhones, you can expect between three to five years (maybe more) with proper care.

What date does iPhone 15 come out? ›

That means that we can expect the iPhone 15 to arrive – via an Apple launch event – on one of four dates: Tuesday 5, Wednesday 6, Tuesday 12 or Wednesday 13 September, 2023.

Is iPhone 7 too old for iOS 15? ›

5 are for iOS 15-compatible devices that are not compatible with iOS 16. This means the iPhone 6s (all models), iPhone 7 (all models), iPhone SE (1st generation), iPad Air 2, iPad mini (4th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).

What is the oldest compatible iPhone? ›

As for iOS 15, which arrived in September 2021, all iPhones from iPhone 6s onwards will be supported, just as with iOS 14. iOS 16, which arrived in September 2022 runs on all iPhones from the iPhone 8 onwards – but do note that not all features are available on the older handsets.

What is the oldest iPhone that can be updated? ›

That means users will need an iPhone 8 or newer to enjoy the latest features of iOS, some of which require the Apple Neural Engine, which was introduced with the iPhone 8 and X in 2017. As the following chart shows, Apple has done a good job over the years of keeping older devices in the loop for a long time.

What colors will the iPhone 15 come in? ›

iPhone 15: Specs
CategoryiPhone 14iPhone 15 (RUMORED)
Dimensions146.7 x 71.5 x 7.80mm, 172g (iPhone 14) | 160.8 x 78.1 x 7.80mm, 203g (iPhone 14 Plus)Expected to be identical
ColorsStarlight | Midnight | Blue | Purple | (PRODUCT)RedStarlight | Midnight | Light Blue/Cyan | Pink | (PRODUCT)Red
9 more rows
May 10, 2023

What iPhone has the best camera quality? ›

The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max are the clear winners for the best iPhone camera award. If you want the best viewing experience, then go for the Max. If you like a smaller phone, the iPhone 14 Pro is for you.

Should I upgrade to iOS 15 on my iPhone? ›

You should stay using iOS 15 if:
  1. Restrictions on your device from a third-party prevent you from updating.
  2. You are concerned about an app or accessory not yet being supported in ‌iOS 16‌.
  3. You are concerned about bugs and prefer to remain using an older OS that has had over a year of bug fixes.
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