Expectations … we are full of them and, at the same time, when reality does not compete with what was expected, we are disappointed. Still, nothing prevents us from continuing to dream, is it?
When it comes to iPhones, this is what usually happens – and now we have more reason to aim with a possible “IPhone SE 2”.
Unlike the original version, an analyst at Barclays last May suggested that the likely (and future) model would not have a 4-inch screen, but a 4.7 ″ LCD display (similar to the iPhones 6, 7 and 8). Now, a new publication from Nikkei reiterates this information, including that the possible “successor” of the iPhone SE could be launched in the first quarter of 2020.
The comparison with the iPhone SE is restricted only to the possibility of the possible device being offered as an entry option, since, technically, such a device would resemble the iPhone 8, launched in 2017. Thus, we could expect an update of the processor and, who knows, the rear / front cameras of the device. The information does not go much beyond that, so there is no way of knowing if this likely update would include support for wireless charging or even the second generation of Touch ID.
The decision to revive the low-cost model occurs, according to the Nikkei, in the midst of a “difficult” period for the iPhone. As we know, there was a decline in sales of gadget, causing Huawei to overtake the Cupertino giant as the world’s second largest smartphone maker.
How could a likely new version of the iPhone SE help drive Apple sales? The answer is simple: price. While the iPhone XR starts at $ 750, the XS Max can cost up to $ 1,450 – and there are no predictions that the next models will cost less. In this sense, GF Securities analyst Jeff Pu said that an entry model, with cheaper materials, would be the solution for Apple:
The cheaper iPhone SE could serve as a sales driver in the first half of next year, if the new iPhones premium not performing well in the coming months.
Remember that Apple still sells the iPhones 7 and 8, but the cycle of these gadgets it could end this month, when the new devices are officially launched – which would leave space in the Apple line for a new input device.
However, before taking the battle for granted, we will have to wait and see if comparisons can legitimately be made with the much loved iPhone SE or else with the iPhone 8 (if rumors are found in the coming months).
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