But it's not much of a surprise - when Apple announced its new smartwatch operating system in June, the Edition and original Apple Watch were not included in the list of devices eligible for the update.
When Apple released the iPhone X past year, it was widely considered the best smartphone the company had ever made, marking a major step forward with features like Face ID and a high-end camera to rival the Huawei P20 Pro and the Google Pixel 2.
The introduction of the iPhone XS and XR also sees off the original X, SE, and iPhone 6, which are no longer available directly from Apple. So good that I've pretty much stopped using my DSLR because it's so much easier to bust my iPhone out of my pocket.
Ultimately, your iPhone will cost the same as if you bought it elsewhere - the iPhone Xs costs $999, while the Xs Max starts at $1,099 - but the price of admission is now higher than ever.
In terms of price, the iPhone XR retails for less than the iPhone XS, costing $749 to pick up at launch.
Here are all the devices Apple just discontinued. The company removed the headphone jack in its iPhones starting with the iPhone 7 and said that it believed the future of audio centered on wireless technology.
Overall, Beavis feels that "the "cheap" iPhone certainly doesn't feel that way", and he came away from its design and build quality impressed.
Both of these factors might explain Apple's thinking.
T3 will imminently be reviewing the iPhone XS in full, so be sure to check back in soon for our official verdict. Why pay $US999 for the wonderful screen on the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max when you could effectively buy the same phone for $US100 less?
For any iPhone X owners anxious about whether the discontinuation will dent the resale value of their phone, the Forrester analyst Thomas Husson has some reassuring words.