According to a new report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is set to launch an updated iPhone SE sometime in the first quarter of 2020. The iPhone SE 2 will feature newer internals, 3GB of RAM, and an A13 Bionic, all inside an iPhone 8 casing. Here’s everything you need to know.
Apple launched the original iPhone SE in March 2016 alongside the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. The SE’s purpose was to include the same internals of the flagship model, but in a smaller, more affordable design.
The first iPhone SE was built inside the iPhone 5/5s body, which Apple says is a popular design amongst iPhone owners.
With the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus, no longer supported by Apple, and dropped from iOS 13 support, this left many customers who loved those designs in the dark. But, according to a new report from Kuo, Apple is readying a new iPhone SE 2 for those customers.
Kuo says the iPhone SE 2 will retain many of the same internals as the iPhone 8 but feature the new A13 Bionic chip, and 3 GB of RAM. iPhone SE 2 will feature a 4.7-inch LCD display and Home Button.
The target audience for the iPhone SE 2 isn’t someone who wants to spend $699 for the iPhone 11, or even $999 for the 11 Pro. The iPhone SE 2 is for people who essentially want an updated iPhone 8.
It’s expected the iPhone SE 2 will retail for US$349 – $399 for a 32 GB model.