Apple’s ‘iPhone SE 2’ enters final phase of production verification as launch looms

Ahead of an expected imminent launch, Apple’s widely-expected budget iPhone, dubbed “iPhone SE 2” or “iPhone 9,” has now entered the final phase of production verification at Foxconn’s assembly plant in Zhengzhou, China, DigiTimes reports, citing “industry sources.”

iPhone SE 2 launch. Apple's new budget-friendly iPhone is said to closely match iPhone 8's physical specs
Apple’s new budget-friendly iPhone is said to closely match iPhone 8’s physical specs


Apple will soon introduce a new LCD iPhone series, dubbed tentatively SE2, which has recently entered the final phase of verification at an assembly plant in Zhengzhou, China, according to industry sources.

For quite some time now, we’ve been hearing credible rumors from the likes of uber-analyst Ming-Chi Kuo among other analysts that the forthcoming “iPhone SE 2” will be coming in the first half of this year, featuring physical dimensions and some specs similar to iPhone 8 (4.7-inch LCD, Home button with Touch ID, no TrueDepth Camera system for Face ID), but with a markedly faster A13 Bionic SoC and more RAM at 3GB. The rumored starting price of this new budget iPhone is said to be US$399 (64GB storage).

MacDailyNews Take: While we hope they can come up with a better name for it than “iPhone SE 2” (ugh) or “iPhone 9” (sounds old), we hope even more that they can make enough of them to meet launch demand after the coronavirus outbreak production issues!


    1. Exactly. Those are the same dimensions of the iPhone 8, including the screen size. Why would I trade in my iPhone 8, which is just fine, for the new SE? (Calling it the SE is just fine with me.)

      Apple would be better served trying to stake out that segment of the market that wants SMALL.

      Shrink the phone to the size of the iPhone 8 screen. No button.

  1. This is a brilliant move by Apple. Most low cost phones feature old or slow processors. This phone, though low cost, will perform great. The camera will likely be top notch, and it will be attractive. This is a phone targeting developing markets and those putting their toe in the Apple ecosystem. This is not a phone for those wanting a smaller form factor, that will be the 5.4 inch iPhone 12, it is an inexpensive entry phone people can be proud to own.

  2. Apple should name it the iPhone 8 S.

    Because that is exactly what Timbo is gonna serve you suckers. It will cost more than the 8 too.

    Shouldn’t get your hopes up about a new 4” screen model. Cook doesn’t care about you any more than he cares about the weak compromised lineup of Mac desktops.

    You iOS sheep will stay in the pen no matter what Farmer Cook shovels into the trough…. er, pipeline. Get used to your gilded cage.

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