“Apple will not refresh the iPhone SE in the first half of 2017, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo,” Husain Sumra reports for MacRumors. “The lack of refresh comes as Apple attempts to maintain high margins on its high-end iPhone models, Kuo said in a new research note.”

“Kuo believes Apple will exert pressure on its iPhone component makers to drop prices in an effort to maintain its margins,” Sumra reports. “He expects suppliers to begin price reductions on components in either November or December of this year.”

“Apple introduced the iPhone SE in March 2016, packing in many of the iPhone 6s’ features and component into a 4-inch frame similar to that of the iPhone 5s,” Sumra reports. “It’s unclear what kind of upgrade schedule Apple will adopt for the device, but it’s internals are powerful enough to remain a capable phone for a couple of years.”

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MacDailyNews Take: iPhone SE will be perfectly fine for its target market at through to next September when the next-gen iPhone arrives and kicks off another super cycle (and sets up 2018 to be the sequel to 2016’s “Year of the Tough Compare.”)

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