Apple launched the new and improved iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus yesterday. With the new launches, Apple has also discontinued the iPhone 5c and slashed prices of the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. However, it is not just the iPhone 5c that has been axed. Apple has also discontinued the gold variants of all the older iPhones as well as the 128GB variants of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Also Read - Meet Indian developer who wins Apple Design award for his music app NaadSadhanaAlso Read - iPad Mini for 2021 to ditch fat bezels, could bring along new Apple Pencil Mini
The move to discontinue the 128GB variant of the older iPhone isn’t surprising as it would have encroached on the pricing territory of the new iPhones and traditionally the 128GB variant has been discontinued once a newer model has been announced. But the discontinuation of the gold variant is baffling and could be just a ploy to make consumers buy the new iPhones if they wanted one in gold. With the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, Apple has also introduced a new Rose Gold variant, which looks more like pink than rose gold. Also Read - iOS 4 is now available again on modern iPhones, complete with Home button: How to get it
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus come with a number of hardware upgrades like 3D Touch, 12-megapixel amped up camera with 4K video, 5-megapixel FaceTime HD camera with Retina Flash, A9 chip with M9 motion coprocessor and stornger casing material to avoid Bendgate.