Following the launch of the new iPhone SE 2020, Apple has discontinued the iPhone 8 series in India and several other countries. Both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are discontinued in India while the iPhone 8 Plus might be still available in some countries, as suggested by some reports. The newer iPhone SE comes with the same design as that of the iPhone 8 with huge bezels on the top and a chin at the bottom. Hardware-wise it is an excellent upgrade but from the design perspective, things are not that latest.
According to Reme Ritchie, a Canadian tech journalist, there are chances that the iPhone 8 Plus might retain as the iPhone SE does not have a plus version. Here, the iPhone 8 has been completely replaced with the iPhone SE. If this is to be believed then the iPhone 8 Plus will be up for sale for some more period.
NB: Like I said in the video, the iPhone 8 is being *replaced* by the iPhone SE.
The iPhone 8 Plus will *still be sold* through channel partners. For now.
(Because no iPhone SE Plus. For now?) https://t.co/qv7LhCy2Ly
— Rene Ritchie (@reneritchie) April 15, 2020
But India is not on the list of countries were Apple might retain iPhone 8 Plus. Apple has completely removed the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus listing from the Apple India website. So, it confirms both the devices are out of the Indian market now. But both these devices can be purchased from Flipkart and Amazon, as both of them are still available on these two platforms. iPhone 8 starts from Rs. 39,000 while the iPhone 8 Plus starts from Rs. 57,000.
Just yesterday, Apple launched the iPhone SE with the same design as that of the iPhone 8 and brings back the original TouchID embedded on the home button. You get the latest Apple A13 Bionic chip under the hood and powers the device. The phone features a smaller 4.7-inch HD Retina display and comes with a single camera setup with support for portrait, night portrait, light filters, etc. The iPhone SE 2020 is priced at $399 for the base variant which is around Rs. 42,500 in India.