iPhone SE2 is coming, and it could be huge (but also kinda small)

Apple's 4-inch iPhone SE
Apple’s 4-inch iPhone SE

Lexy Savvides for CNET:

Apple may be working on a new, lower-cost iPhone SE 2 with some of the same features as the current iPhone 11, such as the A13 Bionic chip.

Long-time Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says there could be a new iPhone SE 2 on the way for release in the first quarter of 2020. Kuo says it will look more like the iPhone 8, rather than share the square, machined design of the original iPhone SE.

That means the new phone would potentially have a 4.7-inch display (bigger than the original iPhone SE’s 4-inch screen) and a home button, but no FaceID. It could also have a single rear camera, rather than the same dual-camera design that’s on the iPhone 11.

As for internals, Kuo predicts the phone will use the latest A13 Bionic chip with 3GB of RAM, plus a 64GB or 128GB storage option. Colors could be simpler than the iPhone 11 with space gray, silver and red.

None of these internals are new to Apple phones, which is exactly the point: This could keep the cost lower than the current iPhone 8, which is the cheapest “new” iPhone, at US$449. An iPhone that hits the magic US$399 price also could help compete with less-expensive Android phones

MacDailyNews Take: A 4.7-inch “iPhone Classic” starting at $399? Out of simple human decency, before announcing that, Apple should ship pallets of adult diapers to the iPhone knockoff brigades!

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


  1. I think this type of iPhone could be useful for sales in India and Africa where Apple has no market share percentage worth mentioning. For Apple to completely ignore these markets makes very little sense to me, but I suppose Apple must know what it needs to do and trying to penetrate low-end smartphone markets isn’t going to help the company very much. I would think there must be someone at Apple who might think of gaining traction in India and Africa as a challenge. Gaining market share in those countries might not make much gains for Apple but it certainly couldn’t hurt to try. Call me crazy, but Apple simply ignoring billions of potential consumers and letting Android OS have free reign, doesn’t seem like a very smart strategy for any business.

    1. Why “Africa” and “India”?
      This is not a question of prizing… but of SIZING!
      I could afford a 11XXL. But for a good reason I don’t WANT an immense phone.
      I’m ready to pay for a SMALL one, but with the best features instead.

      1. I am in the same camp as Almux. I am guessing it is too much of a technological challenge for Apple to make a small full featured phone. It is easier to chase Droid phablets. And before you say they is no market for small phones – it is easy to stop manufacturing small phones and then say: look, nobody is buying small phones these days!

  2. They’ll sell massive amounts of these. Just got my iPhone 11 Pro Max and loving it. My granddaughter got my iPhone X and is over the moon with that (with much more storage, Face ID and emoji’s!).

  3. This one is iPhone 9… 😉 Why call it an SE? It’s not like “SE” has huge name recognition. Real iPhone SE with A12 (like iPad mini and iPad Air) and 4” screen, starting at $299. Not unreasonable, new iPod touch with A10 and same 4” screen starts at $199.

  4. Too late, I won’t wait, I don’t care Apple. I’ve already bought two more SE refurbished at Amazon. Less than $150, appropriate size and resources. Imagine how many people are doing the same, or quitting iPhone for good, and estimate the losses.

    1. Apple is not bothered by refurb sales. These are sales that bring or keep people in the Apple ecosystem. That is exactly what Apple wants.

      Imagine how many people are switching to iPhone and quitting Android for good and estimate the profits.

    2. I’ll be getting my iPhone SE, to replace my trusty 5S, during next six months. Black (“Space Gray”) 64GB. The A9 and 12MP camera will serve me well for many years 🙂 And my current cases fit!

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