There has been a lot of chatter about Apple preparing to launch iPhone SE2 -- the successor of iPhone SE. It is said to sport a design similar to the iPhone 8 and feature hardware similar to the iPhone 11. Now, a report from Japanese blog Macotakara has claimed that since the design of the upcoming phone is similar to the iPhone 8, it is likely to be called iPhone 9. Apple did not launch iPhone 9, and instead unveiled iPhone X to mark the tenth anniversary of the handset.
The report claims that the iPhone SE2 (or iPhone 9) is expected to feature a 4.7-inch display, A13 Bionic chipset that debuted in the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, and 3GB of RAM. It could be priced at $399 (approx Rs 28,000). As per noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, iPhone SE2 (or iPhone 9) is scheduled to go into mass production in January 2020 and is likely to launch in March.
The iPhone SE2 (or iPhone 9) will not have the 3D Touch, and it will use Touch ID. As far as manufacturing is concerned, Apple is said to use a 10-layer Substrate-like PCB (SLP) for its motherboard, the same technology they used in the manufacturing of the iPhone 11. It is touted to come in silver, space grey and red colours. Kuo also said that Apple will release five phones in 2020, including one with 6.7-inch display, two with 6.1-inch screens and one with 5.4-inch panel. Each phone will have support for Sub-6GHz and/or mmWave 5G.
In another iPhone-related news, Kuo has claimed that Apple may launch an iPhone with no ports giving a pure wireless experience.This means that Apple won’t be switching to the USB-C port that has been one of the several demands of the iPhone users. If true, the latest development means that the Cupertino-based giant will drop the idea of including a USB Type-C port entirely.
‘Apple will create more differentiation between the highest-end and high-end models. It will benefit the shipment of the highest-end model and iPhone ASP. Among new 2H21 iPhone models, we expect that the highest-end model would cancel the [Lightning] port and provide the completely wireless experience,’ MacRumors quoted Kuo as saying.