“iPhone SE 2 production will start soon”
A really cheap iPhone again after four years?
The iPhone SE 2, it has come to resemble a myth in recent years. Every time we hoped that Apple would release it, the Cupertino manufacturer proved the opposite. Also in 2019, it was expected that a really cheap iPhone would be presented.
When we talk about an iPhone budget, we obviously do not mean the iPhone XR or iPhone 11; both phones cost more than 800 euros with their release. No, the really cheap iPhone SE 2 should be him. Now that even Bloomberg dares to report that the device is coming, we are also confident that 2020 will be the year.
iPhone SE 2 in Production
Based on reliable sources, Bloomberg reports that the cheap iPhone will go into mass production next month. The production is split between Foxconn, Pegatron, and Winston. In the month of March, it might just happen that Apple is already unveiling this phone.
Bloomberg currently has no concrete information about the name of the new budget iPhone. The term iPhone SE 2 sounds logical since the SE from 2016 was the first cheap iPhone with a ‘recycled’ design and updated specs. Yet we do not exclude the name iPhone 9; Apple itself has gone from iPhone 8 to X (10), and the new cheap iPhone is said to get the look of an iPhone 8.
Further specifications correspond to what has already been leaked. For example, a 4.7 inch LCD panel is probably built-in and there is Touch ID in the bar at the bottom. The phone is powered by a Bionic A13 chipset, the same as what the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max use. There is one lens at the rear, and one at the front.
iPhone SE 2 Price
Also in terms of the price range, there is little news to report under the sun; an entry price of $ 399 is still expected. In combination with, among other things, VAT, the price would be more than 400 euros here, but in the price range of smartphones below 500 euros, the SE 2 with the likely specifications would be particularly interesting.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reports (via 9to5Mac) that the logic behind the SE 2 is that the manufacturer wants to appeal to users of an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Although these phones are certainly still viable, Apple no longer supports the devices with updates. For example, iOS 13 is not available on these phones.