The magnificent seven is here (no, not Antoine Fuqua’s unnecessary reimagining of Akira Kurosawa’s classic), and we all know what that means for previous-generation iPhones. Discounts. Small but meaningful. EOLs. And, surprise, surprise, storage upgrades.
No more 16GB iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, with 32 gigs now the bare minimum offered to buyers of the last traditional headphone jack-including iOS handheld. Despite its storage bump, the 2015-released, non-water-resistant 4.7/5.5-inch duo also gets a nice starting price trim, from $650 and $750 respectively to $550 and $650 outright.
There’s no 64GB option any longer either, with top-of-the-line 128 gig configurations setting you back $650 and $750 instead of $850 and $950 before. On-contract, pricing starts at $100 for the iPhone 6s and $200 for the 6s Plus, down from $200 and $300 respectively.
Meanwhile, although it’s technically only up for a sequel next spring, the “entry-level”, pint-sized iPhone SE was itself (quietly) marked-down from $500 to $450 in its 64GB derivation. Unfortunately, the 4-incher didn’t borrow any of the storage upgrades of its bigger brothers, sticking to a meager 16GB in a $400 starting config.
In closing, a word for the fallen too, with the Apple Store no longer acknowledging the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus ever existed. There will always be a place in our hearts for the two 2014 devices however, given their designs inspired both the 6s and 7 series. Goodnight, sweet princes.