Apple sells six iPhone models, but what it currently lacks is a smaller handset at a lower price. Fans of small, affordable handsets are clamoring for a replacement for Apple’s 4-inch iPhone SE, which was discontinued in September 2018.
A possible replacement for the SE was the iPhone XR, introduced in September 2018. But this handset has a higher price (although it has recently been reduced to £ 629 / $ 599) and is considerably larger. Right now, the smallest option is the iPhone 8, with its 4.7-inch screen, priced at £ 479 / $ 449.
But we hope that an iPhone SE 2 will be launched in the near future: TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thinks it will happen in March 2020. Kuo thinks the new iPhone will include the following:
- 4.7-inch screen
- A13 chip
- 3 GB RAM
- 64 GB internal storage
- Updated LCP antenna for improved wireless performance
- Space gray, red and silver finishes
- Price from $ 9
We also hear that it could be labeled as the iPhone 9 and that there is an outside chance that Apple will launch it in two separate models. In this document, we collect and analyze the indices pointing to the release date of the SE 2, the technical specifications, the design, the new features, and the price.
- iPhone SE 2 release date: March 2020
When will we have a new iPhone SE? Opinions are divided. For one thing, we may never get such a small SE replacement – a 4-inch screen is pretty believable for today’s tastes.
However, some reports indicate that we will have a new iPhone at a low cost. And it could happen in the spring of 2020.
TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released a note in October 2019, predicting that Apple “will launch the more affordable iPhone SE2 in 1Q20”. It’s the first three months of 2020 if you’re not familiar with the lingo – and he has since said that it should be launched in late March 2020.
Kuo reiterated its claims in a research note (via MacRumours) in mid-November, indicating that we will see the iPhone SE 2 with a new iPad Pro in the first half of 2020.
Kuo is not alone in making this prediction. In April 2019, Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis suggested that a new iPhone with a smaller screen could arrive in 2020. According to some “suppliers” who “mentioned a potential iPhone SE 2 with internal iPhone 8”. More here from MacRumors.
There is a small chance that Apple will launch two small iPhones in 2020 or two slightly different versions of the same device ….