Apple’s iPhone SE (2020) could launch as soon as tomorrow

New information about Apple’s long-rumored, entry-level iPhone model, including the marketing name — iPhone SE (2020) — product colors, and storage options, is being reported by 9to5Mac, “based on a tip from a highly trusted jreader.”

Apple's current entry-level iPhone 8 starts at $449
Apple’s current entry-level iPhone 8 starts at $449
It’s possible that Apple could be planning to open orders for the new iPhone as soon as tomorrow; the information definitely says that Apple is ready to start accepting orders very soon, according to 9to5Mac.


Based on the new information 9to5Mac has learned, Apple will simply call the new entry-level model “iPhone SE” while referencing the new hardware as the 2020 version.

Apple originally used the iPhone SE marketing name for the 4-inch model that use the iPhone 5s body with the camera and processor from the iPhone 6s.

Color options will include three options:

• White
• Black

We can also confirm three storage tiers for the new iPhone SE:

• 64GB
• 128GB
• 256GB

iPhone SE (2020) is expected to have a similar form factor as the iPhone 8, including a 4.7-inch display with bezels and a Touch ID home button, but with a significantly faster Apple A13 Bionic chip. 3GB of RAM is also expected.

MacDailyNews Take: How much? Uber-analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported last fall that Apple was planning to price the new iPhone starting at $399.


      1. Exactly its about not even noticing the thing when its tucked away in your pocket there only when you need it. For those of us who don’t live on our phones or don’t want bulky pockets or want risk causing casual damage it was perfect. Not handled an iPhone 8 so can’t say how much of that is compromised but fear the worst.

    1. Cook doesn’t care what you want. To Apple the Special Edition is just the last model using up old hardware. It has nothing to do with style design or size. Apple isn’t going back to a 4 inch diagonal brick; if they do it won’t be cheap.

      Apple will be happy to sell you old tech. What isn’t clear is why the forthcoming phone isn’t called an 8S.

      If you want a cheap pocketable phone, Apple isn’t your company anymore. Sorry. Enjoy the benevolent overlords’ wisdom from Cupertino.

    2. Sorry, Tex, but it ain’t gonna happen. You and I have compatible opinions on many topics, but you and your fellow “small iPhone” aficionados need to give up on your 4” SE crusade. It is doomed to failure.

    1. I think we will find that, indeed, far fewer will be inclined to purchase a new iPh at this time.
      Except for those very long in the tooth, or for business necessary, many others will at least forgo until the fall, or accept another yr with their current device.

      The world IS IN some chaos. This is a once in a lifetime experience…of the challenging kind, for many. No sarc here.

      1. I think you’re spot on. I will probably buy this new phone because my current SE is getting a little wonky with the battery. I’ve had the current SE about 4 years. The better camera will probably be nice as well. I’d like the 4″, but doesn’t look like they’re going to do it.

  1. SE meant Special Edition, not small. The next small phone arrives this fall, the 5.4 inch iPhone 12. It is larger than the original SE, but smaller than the soon to be released one. Come fall everyone should be happy.

    1. The original SE used the exact housing as the 5s, so it’s only logical that the new SE will use the same housing as the iPhone 8. SE will thus always be entry level iPhone, but with the current processors. Nothing wrong with that.

      1. Agreed. We have hashed all of this out on numerous prior occasions. Apple needs a low-cost iPhone for the masses. The best and easiest way to accomplish this is to take an older model and revamp the guts to modernize it while maintaining the form factor, chassis, and display. This is all straightforward and logical. Apple wants to sell hundreds of millions of iPhone in India and elsewhere, so it needs a low-cost, but reasonably modernized iPhone model.

        The positive news, in my opinion, is that the iPhone 7/8 form factor is reasonably compact. I have a 7 and my wife has an 8, and we are both comfortable with them. When you are talking a 0.7” diagonal difference (4” versus 4.7”), the difference is the height and width are small. Those who continue to pine for a modern 4” iPhone are doomed to disappointment. It is not going to happen.

  2. As one of the current iPhone SE owners, I can safely say for most it’s the classic form factor and design that is the hook. So if this looks like version 8, it’s not for me. Here’s to hoping the iPhone 12 version pro or otherwise mimics the iPad Pro is design. I can envision the classic design for pro models across the board and the rounded off design for the rest.

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