Expected to look a lot like the iPhone 8 is expected to go into mass production as soon as next month, February 2020
Apple’s next low-cost iPhone – commonly referred to as the iPhone SE 2 – is expected to go into mass production as soon as next month, February 2020.
Citing sources familiar with Apple’s product launch schedules, a fresh report claims that the manufacturer is planning to unveil the phone the following month, in March 2020.
As we’ve heard previously from a variety of sources and leaks, the plan seems to be launching a low cost phone which looks a lot like the iPhone 8 from 2017, and that includes the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the front.
That means the phone isn’t likely to get Face ID facial recognition, and will feature quite chunky bezels above and below the display on the front.
Questions still remain over the pricing of the iPhone SE 2 and – specifically – where that leaves the iPhone 8 (a phone which Apple still sells).
If it’s to hit the sub $400 mark as predicted, but still feature a more modern and more powerful processor than the $450 iPhone 8 that surely would mean the 2017 iPhone would be discontinued.
After all, it makes very little sense to keep an older, more expensive but less powerful smartphone around when you can get a better experience for less money.
Time will tell if the same will be true for the iPhone product range. It may even help Apple gain something of a foothold in developing markets where its products have so far been a bit too pricey for the general consume