Posted December 20, 2019 06:25:56A year ago today, Apple announced that it would be selling off its iconic iPhone brand in the US.
The company had been running the iPhone brand as part of a partnership with Foxconn to make some of its most popular devices, but the move to a new company in Cupertino, California, meant that it was no longer part of that relationship.
Apple has said it is now focusing on the other products it made in-house, and that it will no longer be producing new iPhone phones.
Apple has been criticized for the way it handled the phone brand, and for not making a similar transition to other products, including the iPad, the iPhone, and the Apple Watch.
The decision to scrap the brand was widely criticized, and many users and experts have questioned why Apple is making the move at all.
“Apple is trying to avoid the same mistakes they made in 2007 when it discontinued the iPhone in favor of the iPad,” said David Pogue, an analyst at BTIG Research.
“If Apple is going to make the same mistake again, it should make a better one.
It’s clear that they’re trying to push a brand-specific, high-margin product in a different way.”
One of the biggest complaints was that the iPhone was just too expensive to be an essential part of every smartphone, even for people who did need the device.
Apple didn’t do that, and instead, its flagship iPhone SE was designed to be a standalone device, without any accessories, and even without any apps.
Apple also didn’t make the decision to make an even cheaper phone.
The original iPhone cost $699, but it was sold out in just a few weeks, and it was the first phone that Apple introduced with a built-in headphone jack.
The iPhone 7 Plus retailed for $799, and was a more affordable option for those who needed to keep their phones at home.
Apple didn’t announce that it is scrapping the iPhone brands in China, but that didn’t stop it from making a big deal about it, releasing a press release about it on Wednesday.
“We are proud to announce that we are discontinuing the iPhone and the iPad in China,” Apple said.
“This announcement is a direct result of the decision by Apple to build out a new, high performance, next generation Apple iPhone and iPad.
We are continuing to work with our Chinese partners to ensure that we can continue to offer iPhone and Apple Watch products in China.”
The move was hailed by a number of people on Twitter, with one user tweeting, “I want a $1,000 iPhone SE.”
Others were more supportive of the company, including Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive.
“The iPhone is a classic,” Cook said in a statement.
“It’s the iPhone.
It was built in 1976.
It will never be a thing again.”