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Apple stopped selling the iPhone 5s and iPad Air first generation

Rumors that Apple is after the launch of the new iPhone SE will leave in the line iPhone 5s, reducing the price of the gadget has not been confirmed. After showing the new machine is missing from the catalog company. Same as iPad Air first generation.

Before Apple introduced the successor of the smallest of its smartphone the iPhone 5s. It was called the iPhone SE. It is believed that small and affordable smartphones is not the niche Apple, however, analysts have doubts about it. According to Neal Sibert base of iPhone users is quite large — 640 million people, he estimates — to support a large range of screen sizes.

“the iPhone is becoming more Mature, so the process of building a range — emphasizes Sibert. — The percentage of people who want a new 4-inch smartphone, can be quite large”.

After the release of the new slim iPhone in Cupertino decided to abandon the production of smartphones iPhone 5s, introduced in 2013: production of the model ceased. The device does not have NFC module required to support the Apple Pay service and a number of other features of the flagship devices. Information about iPhone 5s disappeared from the Apple website and the phone no longer appear in the online store. His place was taken by iPhone SE, which has become the most affordable device in the lineup of Apple smartphones.

Following the announcement of the iPhone SE and the new 9.7-inch tablet iPad Pro Apple stopped selling the iPad Air and first generation. This step the manufacturer can hardly be called unexpected, because releasing new devices, it gradually brings the market old. This has its positive effect, in particular an iPad Air now occupies a more productive iPad Air 2, the price of which has dropped to $399 for the version with 16 GB of memory.

At the moment the iPhone lineup consists of five models: the flagship iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone SE. The iPad presents five models: the 12.9 – and 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4 and iPad mini 2.

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