Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple to release affordable ‘iPhone SE 2’ in Q1 2020

Apple's iPhone 8 physical specs
Apple’s iPhone 8 physical specs

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple plans to release a lower-priced “iPhone SE 2” in the first quarter of 2020.

Joe Rossignol, MacRumors:

In a research note with TF International Securities, obtained by MacRumors, Kuo said…

We forecast that Apple will launch the more affordable iPhone SE2 in 1Q20. For the most part, the form factor design and hardware spec are similar to iPhone 8’s. The most significant hardware spec upgrade will be the adoption of the A13 processor and 3GB LPDDR4X. iPhone SE2 will likely increase iPhone’s market share and benefit Apple’s promotions for service and content. We expect that the iPhone SE2 shipment will reach 30–40mn units in 2020.

MacDailyNews Take: Rejoice, smaller form-factor iPhone lovers, you’re not too small a target market with which to bother after all! But, don’t rejoice too much, because there are significant size differences between iPhone SE and iPhone 8:

iPhone SE physical specs:
• Weight: 3.99 ounces (113 grams)
• Dimensions: 4.87 inches (123.8 mm) x 2.31 inches (58.6 mm) x 0.30 inch (7.6 mm)
• Display: 4.0-inch (diagonal)

iPhone 8 physical specs:
• Weight: 5.22 ounces (148 grams)
• Dimensions: 5.45 inches (138.4 mm) x 2.65 inches (67.3 mm) x 0.29 inch (7.3 mm)
• Display: 4.7-inches (diagonal)

Buck up, buckaroos! Take it from us 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Pro Max users: Bigger is better!


  1. Lololol

    Give me a break!!!!!!

    Can’t innovate anymore my ass!

    Apple is going to invent an entirely new pARADIGM of compute, iPod, Mac, etc etc. do you expect apple to waste time on PHONE?? Phone

  2. This one needs to be called iPhone “9” 😜 obviously. Release a REAL “SE2” too… It’s coming! The recently release A10 iPod touch with 4” screen points to a new A12 iPhone SE with shared design. Like previous A8 iPod touch was soon followed by A9 iPhone SE.

  3. Ming-Chi Kuo has come to single-handedly dominate the Apple rumor sites.

    But I’m wondering what that does for HIM. As in how does he monetize his super widely
    covered predictions?

    I expect that he does and that he’s doing quite nicely. I’ve just never heard how.


  4. for me, an “SE2” would be a small form factor phone – the cost is irrelevant. As long as the small form factor and lower price concepts are conflated into a single “SE-next”, there’s a good chance that neither market will be served.

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