“According to the China Economic News Service, [Apple Inc.] will launch an iPhone SE2 in the first quarter of next year in a bid to offer consumers an affordable smartphone option,” Nicholas Fearn writes for V3.

“Apple unveiled the first generation SE in March 2016 as a way to cater for people who prefer the traditional iPhone form factor,” Fearn writes. “It was also targeted at people who want a smaller handset.”

“The report didn’t go into much detail about the SE2, and it’s certainly not a new rumour,” Fearn writes. “The SE is likely to be launched around next Easter”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote last week, we imagine the iPhone SE would offer Apple’s A10 Fusion chip, rather than the A11 Bionic, and keep the Home button with Touch ID while potentially providing camera improvements (although the SE’s cameras are already very good). We might also see capacity bumps up from the current 32GB and 128GB choices.

We wonder if Apple would go so far as to redesign the case to follow more in the vein of the iPhone 6/7/8 look?

Apple said to release low cost iPhone SE 2 in first half of 2018 – November 22, 2017