If you had any doubts that Apple will be releasing a successor to its popular four-inch iPhone SE, reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities is here to dispel them.
In a wide-ranging note to clients Wednesday, seen by MacRumors, the analyst reiterates his earlier report in which he called for the release of the iPhone SE successor around the first quarter of next year. He did not provide any further information. Last month, Japan’s Nikkei described the next iPhone SE as having a 4.7-inch display.
For context, Apple’s smallest smartphone screen is 5.8 inches.
Discussing the iPhone SE 2 technical specifications recently, Kuo described an iPhone SE 2 driven by Apple’s latest A13 Bionic chip with three gigabytes of RAM (the RAM increase might indicate that this phone could rock a dual-camera system out the back for AR capabilities).
Just don’t hold your breath for a pocketable four-inch form factor that has proved so popular with many users because Kuo has predicted that the phone’s size will be closer to the iPhone 8 series. This is not the first time that we’ve heard about a successor to the original iPhone SE. Rumors first cropped up in April 2018 and then continued to pop up from time to time.
Now, I understand the need for a bigger display — an iPhone SE 2 with a 4.7-inch iPhone 8 form factor could prove very popular, especially if the price is right — but that’s not what many people seem to be expecting from the official iPhone SE successor. In my mind, Tim Cook & Co. could make the iPhone SE 2 truly awesome by updating internals whilst keeping the smaller form factor closer to the iPhone 5s size than to the 4.7-inch iPhone 8 design.
What do you say, would an iPhone SE 2 in the larger iPhone 8-like form factor make sense?
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