And let’s go to more news about the rumored second generation iPhone SE, also known as “iPhone 9” for the rumors. THE 9to5Mac claimed to have received information from a trusted source that spelled the name, colors, storage options and the release date of the new device! ?
Let’s start with the most urgent: according to the website, the new device could be launched tomorrow! And I’m not just referring to the launch itself, since sales would also start tomorrow (Friday, April 3).
About the name, it is worth a brief explanation: at the beginning of the rumors, everyone called it “iPhone SE 2”, but shortly afterwards it started to be called “iPhone 9”. According to the 9to5Mac, it will be called “iPhone SE” – in the technical specifications, the company will inform that it is the 2020 hardware, so as not to “confuse” it with the model launched in 2016.
The new “iPhone SE”, according to them, will come in white, black and red, with options of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. He would also have silicone cases in white and black, and leather cases in red, black and midnight blue.
Bearing in mind that such a device should cost from US $ 400 (the 9to5Mac did not obtain information about this, but past rumors have always permeated such value) in the USA and will have a look very similar to that of the iPhone 8 (including Touch ID), with the difference of having updated internal components (such as the A13 Bionic chip) and possibility of being compatible with future iOS features, such as CarKey.
Apparently, the rumor of a second size option for the device fell apart …
Anyone here looking forward to this iPhone?
Update, for Rafael Fischmann 03/04/2020 at 06:30
During the dawn, another strong indication appeared – this time, on Apple’s American website:
A Belkin film for the iPhones 7 and 8 is listed and for sale there, which now also lists compatibility with the “iPhone SE”, right in the title.
They also found an AppleCare + for the iPhone SE, but then we don’t know for sure if it is for the new one or if there was already for the old model.
Finally, checks by Apple sites around the world confirm that there is no longer a delivery forecast for the iPhone 8 – which is expected to go out of line with the launch of this new SE.
Now we just have to wait for the official announcement.
Update II, by Rafael Fischmann Apr 03, 2020 at 11:10
A few hours later, Apple edited the film’s registration on its website. Now, it only indicates that it is “for iPhone 8 & 7”. Hehe.
Update III 04/03/2020 at 15:35
Apple launches usually take place early (Cupertino time), so people can buy the new product throughout the day.
Taking this into account – and even the day, as it is not at all common for the company to launch something on a Friday – it is very likely that the new “iPhone SE” will be presented to the public next week or on the 15th , as bet leaker Jon Prosser.