Launched in 2016, Apple’s iPhone SE served because the smaller, extra pocketable member of the iPhone household. It had a Four-inch show and appeared much like 2013’s iPhone 5S. Despite being the extra “midrange” iPhone on the time and missing highly effective , the SE.
Two years later, the telephone is overdue for an replace. And as a result of Apple has saved mum a few potential sequel, the rumor mill is tossing round some hypothesis.
An iPhone does not strike us as an “training” product, so we do not anticipate the “iPhone SE 2” (or no matter it will be known as) to make an look at, which focuses on training and is scheduled for March 27.
That stated, the unique mannequin debuted in March 2016, and it was refreshed this time final 12 months with higher storage choices (from 16 and 64GB to 32 and 128GB). So it would not be stunning to see it pop up someday between now and the center of the 12 months, both.
Below are among the most interesting rumors which have circulated to this point. This is an ongoing roundup, so examine again usually as we replace this piece when new tales pop up.
Apple doubtless will not change the telephone a lot
Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated in a memo that Apple will doubtlessan excessive amount of with a brand new mannequin, since it’s going to be so busy unveiling and can in all probability not have “sufficient spare sources.”
If true, which means the up to date telephone would merely get a “specs improve” — in all probability including the higher digicam (with optical picture stabilization and quad-tone flash) and A11 Fusion CPU discovered on the iPhone Eight, rather than the 2015-era A9 chip that debuted on the iPhone 6S.
At the identical entry-level worth, do not anticipate both 3D Touch or wi-fi charging to be added, although.
The iPhone SE 2 may are available in June or July
Back in November, a Chinese information outlet predicted that the. It additionally reported that it’ll value the identical as the unique SE when it launched, which began at $399, £359 and AU$679. Apple might additionally fold within the announcement of a barely revamped iPhone SE at its WWDC builders convention on June Four.
It may really be the iPhone X SE
So Apple is purportedly engaged on three completely different iPhone X-style telephones, one among which is alleged to be a elaborate, spruced up iPhone X SE, in accordance with Japanese information web site Macotakara. In different phrases, think about a no home-button telephone with an iPhone Eight-sized Four.7-inch display squeezed into the present SE-sized physique.
Whether or not this is similar iPhone SE 2 everyone seems to be already speculating about is unclear. Apple could possibly be launching two separate iPhone SE telephones, one with a basic iPhone design and one other one that appears much like the present iPhone X. Or Apple could possibly be deliberately complicated everybody and the iPhone X SE and SE 2 are the identical telephone. But we might name this one a longshot — not less than on the entry-level worth vary.