Apple readying next-gen iPhone SE2

“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?

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4 Comments

  1. Unfortunately, a digital product that costs roughly 30% more than what it is replacing is hardly the paragon of “low cost” or “affordable”.

    And given that it will probably kill the simplicity of the headphone jack, its time to remember that old saying,

    “If its stupid, but it works – it isn’t so stupid”.

  2. Apple doesn’t talk about forthcoming products and certainly doesn’t talk about the prices of forthcoming products. Any mention of a price is nothing but speculation by somebody and such speculation has been consistently shown to be very wide of the mark over the last few decades.

  3. Pure speculation, but an SE2 would suit me fine, especially if it keeps the SE’s flat-sided chassis design and compact size. Speed up the chip, upgrade the cameras, and I’m happy.

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