Aching for a small, affordable iPhone? You might get your fix in six months or less.
According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors), who tends to be right a lot of the time, Apple is planning to launch the iPhone SE 2 in the first quarter of next year.
We’ve heard about this model before (also from Kuo), but what’s new this time around is the possible price: $399. If the info is accurate, this would mean the new SE 2 would be priced exactly the same as its predecessor, the iPhone SE, which launched in March 2016.
As for the specifications, Kuo claims the SE will have an A13 CPU, 3GB of RAM and 64/128GB of storage — all of which is quite good for an entry-level phone, given that it’s the same as on Apple’s iPhone 11. The iPhone SE 2 also won’t have 3D touch, which is hardly surprising given that Apple’s new iPhone 11 doesn’t have it, either.
The iPhone SE 2 will launch in space gray, silver and red colors, Kuo claims.
The original iPhone SE was discontinued in Sept. 2018, leaving a big hole in the hearts of people who loved its compact, 4-inch form factor and affordable price. The new iPhone SE 2 likely won’t be that small — Kuo claims it’ll be similar to the iPhone 8, which has a 4.7-inch screen — but it should be a decent upgrade for people who still use, say, an iPhone 6 or 6S.