According to a rumor published by French outlet iGeneration (Google Translate) citing its own sources, Apple could unveil a second-generation iPhone SE model at a media event in August.

The next iPhone SE could be priced at €399 instead of €489 currently, the outlet said. For comparison’s sake, in the United States the current iPhone SE lineup starts at $399.

Additionally, the rumor claims that the Cupertino technology giant will debut the highly-anticipated iPhone 8 model with an OLED display around October.

In other words, Apple may spread 2017 iPhone launches across two fall events, one solely dedicated to an even more affordable, updated iPhone SE model and the other serving as a launchpad for the OLED-based iPhone along with the iterative LCD-based iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus devices.

Just yesterday, a Xiaomi analyst from China questioned the future of iPhone SE, claiming Apple won’t be releasing hardware updates for its most affordable handset for the time being.

iPhone SE made its debut in March 2016 and received new storage tiers this spring. The device is powered by Apple’s A9 chip with two gigabytes of RAM and features long battery life, a twelve-megapixel camera out the back with 4K video capture and more.

  • AMB_07

    I’m glad that there is hope for this form factor to thrive even in 2017 and beyond. Small smartphones should not go away.

    • 100% agree

    • Franklin Richards

      Whilst I’ve been spoilt and too used to large phones now. I still agree with you. Small phones still has their place within the market.

    • Vinnie Bones

      yeah for the “tiny hands’ers” like Trump *coughs*

      • Blacklight: Retribution

        or for those that want 1 hand use.

      • Bill

        You know, his hands look small because he wears suits that aren’t tight like everyone else does. The guy is 71…at that point it’s about comfort.

      • ProllyWild

        My problem is his inexplicably long ties…..

      • Bill

        Heh…yeah. Sets him apart though. I mean, thinking of presidents past and founding fathers and all…they each have their own signature look that we remember and recognize. Trump’s got the mile long ties and never buttons his jacket. Well, and the hair of course LOL!

    • Siri Tim Cook Holness

      It won’t thrive it’s not a popular form factor anymore bigger devices sell better in 2017

      • Bill

        So totally unpopular that they may refresh it. And it’s a best seller. And on and on and on. Look, dude, YOU don’t like it. And that’s totally fine. But many many many many more than you, do like it. And that’s just the facts. iPhone SE is great, and popular. Get over it. 🙂

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        It’s not great dude u really think a measly 1.2 megapixel front camera not even 2k mAH battery 4 inch not even he screen no dual camera bendy aluminum no pressure sensitivity is great

      • Bill

        I do think it’s great, yes. And you don’t…and that’s fine. Luckily, Apple makes phones that please both of us. You just don’t like that they are also thinking of me and those like me. Because you want everyone to be the same, and for everyone to have the same things. Because you are not well in the head. And that’s also a fact.

        Have a nice day!

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        I am well in the head

      • Bill

        Likely response from someone in denial.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        I ain’t in denial

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        SE is only popular bc of the inexpensive price tag if the price was comparable to 7 plus everyone would buy 7 plus let’s be real

      • Bill

        Not true. You know, I actually ‘upgraded’ from my old iPhone 6 to the SE. Because I preferred the smaller size. The fact that I already had compatible accessories from my 5 was a nice bonus as well. I did not like the bigger size of the 6, and therefore the 6S, or 7. Bigger is not always better. But you deny this, because you want everyone to be a robot and be the same as you. Beep boop.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        SE is way too cramped idk how anyone can use it

      • Bill

        How did they before the 6 came out? Magic?

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        When anyone asks me to do anything on their 4 inch device I struggle so much

      • Bill

        You’re holding it wrong, fat fingers.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        SE is made for kid fingers

      • Bill

        So everyone who used an iPhone prior to the release of the iPhone 6 had kid fingers?

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        I used to use a 5 until 2015 then I got 6s plus and now 7 plus and now anything smaller just feels cramped once u get used to a bigger size anything smaller feels cramped

      • Bill

        That’s your opinion. Many people prefer the smaller size. You know, some people don’t like phablets.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        Well u need to face the reality that phablets are the future and small phones are gonna be a thing of the past

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        Almost every new 2017 cellular device is a phablet

      • Bill

        Good for them.

      • Bill

        You need to face the reality that some people prefer the smaller size, and that for the time being, it’s an option. And that you have absolutely zero control over what Apple produces. That must really be infuriating.

      • Blip dude

        I skipped out on the 7 because it offered almost absolutely nothing new!! Oh, 2 cameras, better processor and 2 speakers?? Pff, no thanks, NEXT!!!!

      • Volerikan

        Some people like to keep their iPhones minimal on features.

      • Blip dude

        Boo Hoo!!! Then guess what!?!? it’s not for you, period. Guess what, people f****** hate 5.5 inch phones as well, live with it. I remember there was a time where if you had a phone that had screen bigger than 4.7 inch it was most likely because you were overcompensating for having a small d***, but Apple releases one and suddenly it’s the norm?? The F is that about??

        Point is, if there wasn’t a market for 4-inch screen, Apple wouldn’t still be producing 4-inch screens, end of story.

      • Рон Джамин

        I dont want an iPhone Tablet.
        I want portable functionality and the SE is it.
        Not going to buy a iPhone Tablet ever.

  • triggerhappypunk

    Make a waterproof SE with stereo sound and at least 256GB storage, and I’m game!

    • Abhijeet Gupta

      And add 3D Touch to it. I’m sold. I’ll say bye to my 7 plus

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        Why? It’s not as good

      • Bill

        Yeah, well, that’s just like, your opinion, man.

    • Blacklight: Retribution

      with 3gb of RAM and at least a 1080p screen.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        1080p will still be worse than 7 plus as apple’s claims of it being 1920*1080 are false if u have a 7 plus and take a screenshot if u check the info in an app like google photos it says 2208*1242 which is 0.6 megapixels more than 1080p also the rear cameras are actually 12.2 megapixel and the front 7.2

      • Bill

        I don’t think you actually know what you’re talking about.

      • Siri Tim Cook Holness

        Yes I do if u know someone that has a 7 plus try it and you’ll see or if u want I’ll share some pics from my 7 plus

    • Рон Джамин

      They already have the form factor in the iPod Touch, I don’t know what they arefucking around for.

  • Bill

    Paging @siritimcookholness….paging @siritimcookholness! Hahahahaha

  • ProllyWild

    For those questioning the point if the SE, it’s for Asian markets in particular where it’s still pretty popular. Not every culture thinks bigger is better.

    Particularly an Apple Pay/NFC enabled SE for Japan would be pretty good for this market.

  • Рон Джамин

    I’m so sick of the iPhone tablets. Cannot stand carrying around a tablet phone.

    The SE is perfect. Actually, the 4 was perfect. I want small !