The 5.5-inch iPhone is dead, long live the 5.5-inch iPhone

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What you need to know

  • Apple has just announced its brand new iPhone SE.
  • That means the iPhone 8, and the iPhone 8 Plus are no more.
  • The 5.5-inch iPhone has come to the end of its life.

With the news that Apple has just announced its brand new iPhone SE, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are no longer available on Apple's website, signalling the end of the 5.5-inch iPhone.

Beginning with the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple announced it's 5.5-inch iPhone as the larger variant of its flagship iPhone models.

The iPhone 8 Plus was the last of its kind, the iPhone X ushered in a new form factor with Apple's love-hate notch and a larger 5.8" display. The following year, the iPhone XS, XS and XR debuted, the smallest of which was 5.8". For a couple of years, the iPhone 8 Plus was the only option if you wanted a 5.5-inch iPhone, but now that option is gone from Apple's website. If you want a 5.5-inch iPhone now, you'll have to look elsewhere.

Now, there have been smatterings of rumors that Apple would release a plus-size phone alongside its new iPhone SE, however that hasn't come to fruition. Jon Prosser, who was bang on about the iPhone SE release (to the minute), had suggested the iPhone SE "Plus" isn't yet ready.

Apple's new iPhone SE comes in the old form factor of the iPhone 8, but features an A13 processor, a 4.7-inch Retina Display, 12MP camera and more!

Stephen Warwick
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design. Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9