Back in 2016, Apple unveiled its new 4-inch iPhone, named SE. The device sported the same design as the iPhone 5s, but Apple upgraded the hardware to make it one of the most powerful models. iPhone SE was publicly released in March, but it failed to live up to expectations due to its same old design.
iPhone SE’s poor sales performance forced Apple to launch the device in emerging markets at an affordable cost. Apple’s 4-inch iPhone quickly became one of the hottest items in India, giving Apple a driving reason to launch the iPhone SE 2 this year.
Rumors regarding the next generation iPhone SE have been floating around for months. Tech experts say that iPhone SE 2 might come out in May this year. However, today’s rumors say differently.
According to rumors, the second generation iPhone SE will be released in September, alongside Apple’s premium models. Reports say that the next iPhone SE will target mid-range smartphone segment this year. That means that the device will hit emerging markets like India and Brazil.
Today’s rumors add up to previous rumors saying that the second generation iPhone SE will carry a cheaper price tag. When it comes to design, rumors claim that the iPhone SE 2 will sport the same design as the current iPhone X, meaning that we will have a curved display with smaller bezels.
However, there’s a good chance that the iPhone SE 2 will continue to use LCD panel. This makes sense, as the upcoming device will carry a cheaper price tag.
Some reports claim that the iPhone SE 2 has not entered the final production. And, Apple has been testing multiple prototypes at its facilities in India. According to suppliers, the Cupertino company have been testing three prototypes, including one with a curved display. However, some leaks hint that the device will lack a home button and a notch at the top of the display, just like the iPhone X.
With a lot of contradictory rumors, it’s hard to tell what Apple will include in its device. The SE is expected to be debuted at this year’s WWDC event in June.
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