Are you an Apple consumer who still misses the iPhone SE, then fret not – Apple is working on “iPhone SE2” that they are planning to launch early next year. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, an Apple analyst, the phone is set to come with an iPhone 8 design, A13 processor(found in the new iPhone 11 series) and 3GB of RAM. It is also reported that it will pack a 4.7″ LCD display with 1334 x 750p resolution (326ppi) and a Touch ID home button.
Is Apple discontinuing the iPhone 8?
The “iPhone SE2” price is estimated to start from $399 for the 32GB variant like the old iPhone SE that Apple discontinued. It is also said that Apple will stop selling the iPhone 8 and that the “iPhone SE2” take its place.
When the SE was introduced, it was sold at $399 for 16 GB. When the SE was discontinued, it was $349 for 32 GB. The iPhone 8 is currently on sale at $449 for 64 GB. Easy to assume Apple will hit $399 again with an A13 iPhone 8, presumably 32 GB config. https://t.co/4ad7nCiy3G
— Benjamin Mayo (@bzamayo) October 3, 2019
The analyst adds that the “iPhone SE2” will be targetted towards iPhone 6 users as the new iPhone SE rocks even better specifications without the new iPhone features such as FaceID and multi-camera modules. With the bumped up specs, users get a fast and speedy iPhone experience together with the latest iOS 13 features – iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are among the devices that will not be upgraded to iOS 13.
Back to the first sentence, if you missed the compact size of the iPhone SE, the new iPhone SE or “iPhone SE2″ will bring a bigger display(4.7″ compared to the 4”) but is relatively smaller than the new iPhone devices.
— Ben Geskin (@BenGeskin) October 3, 2019
Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple will sell 30-to-40 million “iPhone SE2” units throughout next year after it gets launched presumably in March similar to when they launched the original iPhone SE in 2016.
Start saving up!