Good news for Apple fans, especially those whose pocket could only afford a budget iPhone or wants a second phone. Apple is already working on the â€œiPhone SE2â€ but that will be launched early next year. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, an Apple analyst, the smartphone will come with an iPhone 8 design, A13 processor (found in theÂ new iPhone 11 series) and 3GB of RAM.
In the front, the iPhone is also reported to pack a 4.7-inch LCD display with 1334 x 750p resolution (326ppi) and a Touch ID home button.
Does This Mean Apple Will Discontinue the iPhone 8?
TheÂ â€œiPhone SE2â€ price isÂ estimated to start at $399 for the 32GB version like the old iPhone SE that Apple discontinued. It also alleged that Apple will not be selling the iPhone 8 again and that the â€œiPhone SE2â€ will 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
â€” Benjamin Mayo (@bzamayo) October 3, 2019
Targets iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Users
The analyst went further to say the â€œiPhone SE2â€ 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 13Â features â€“ iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are among theÂ devicesÂ that will not be upgraded to iOS 13.
â€” Ben Geskin (@BenGeskin) October 3, 2019
Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple will sell 30-to-40 million â€œiPhone SE2â€ units throughout next year after it gets launched presumably in March similar to when they launched the original iPhone SE in 2016.