Mobile case makers have revealed to Japanese website Mac Otakara at the Global Sources Mobile Electronics trade show that Apple will be unveiling the updated iPhone SE in May. While that’s an unusual time for Apple to release an iPhone, there might just be some truth here if you factor in the recent regulatory filings in Eurasia which point to an impending iPhone release.
If the rumor mill is any indication, then there appears to be quite the desire out there for Apple to launch a proper successor to the iPhone SE.
The iPhone SE was a moderately successful device for Apple. The rumor mill has been rife with speculation about a successor joining the fray. We are now encountering a video concept of this device, known for now as the iPhone SE 2.
2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Apple, as far as new devices are concerned, and if the rumor mill is to be believed at all.
We have heard plenty of rumors surrounding the iPhone SE 2 so far. Apple is expected to launch an upgrade to the 4-inch phone later this year with upgraded internals, wireless charging, and a better camera. A new report from DigiTimes analyst claims that the iPhone SE 2 will enter into mass production in Q2 of this year.
Apple launched the first iteration of the iPhone SE back in 2016, and, since then, the first-generation product has not seen a follow-up from the company.
A new report from China claims that Apple will be unveiling the iPhone SE in the first half of 2018. The handset is tentatively named iPhone SE 2 and will be assembled by Apple’s manufacturing partner Wistron in Bengaluru, India. Wistron currently assembles the iPhone SE in the same factory.
Texas Rangers investigating the Sutherland Springs church shooting have issued a search warrant to Apple ordering them to unlock the shooter’s iPhone SE. The shooter also had another LG feature phone on his person, although the authorities don’t want to confirm this because they “don’t want to tell every bad guy out there what phone to buy.”
This year, there are three new iPhones. Two that bring back a familiar design, with bezels right up front, with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. And the other, the iPhone X, which aims to reduce the bezels in a big way.
The iPhone SE (an acronym for Special Edition) was an odd-ball launch for Apple last year. An iPhone forged from of the same shell as the 2013 iPhone 5s, it had updated internals like the A9 chip and a 12 megapixel camera from the iPhone 6s that launched six months before. One could say that after the ill-fated $549 iPhone 5c from 2012, the $399 iPhone SE has probably been the company’s most earnest attempt at cracking the mid-range smartphone market. Apart from the pocket-friendly price tag, the company also suggested that there was still high demand for a compact smartphone with a 4-inch display.