Rumours on Apple’s latest iPhone models are continuously spreading on social media platforms. Among those, Apple is expected to launch the low-cost iPhone SE successor, which may either be known as the iPhone SE 2 or iPhone 9, sometime during the month of March. Further reports suggest that Apple has already begun the trial production.
What’s more? Apple case makers are already gearing up to get cases ready for the new devices.
Calling it the iPhone SE 2 cases, some case makers have already opened pre-orders of the low-cost iPhone models on their sites. For instance, you can see iPhone SE cases on Amazon and also on Totallee.
These cases look very similar to the iPhone 8 model and according to earlier leaks and 360-degree videos available online, the iPhone SE 2 may take Apple users back to the nostalgia of earlier iPhone design and a 4.7-inch size.
The iPhone SE 2 seems to return with iPhone 8-like design with a single rear camera, thick bezels, and the Touch ID button. However, earlier leaks and reports also noticed that the 2020 model is slightly thicker than 2017 iPhone 8 model, as it boasts 7.8mm width instead of the 7.3mm. But the size of the new handset will remain the same – 4.7-inch with IPS LCD Retina display.
Coming to the camera, which has always been Apple’s focus, the iPhone SE2 or iPhone 9 is purported to come with advanced single-lens camera. If this is true, the quality if the images will be much better than its look-alike and older version, iPhone 8.
The features, looks and design of iPhone SE 2 may seem dated as they are already available in Apple’s older released models but the performance will be high-powered. The new low-cost model key selling point will be a next-gen A13 Bionic processor, the same as the iPhone 11. Moreover, the iPhone is expected to cost roughly around $399, (approximately ₹28,500).
iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2: The name game
It is still not officially announced as to what this model will be called. It can either be called iPhone SE 2 or iPhone and both these names fit well with the model’s specifications. However, the iPhone SE 2 looks more like an iPhone 8 successor than an upgrade to iPhone SE and therefore, the iPhone 9 name seems more justifiable. It can surely can’t be named iPhone 12, as this is a budgeted device and may have lesser features than iPhone 11 or iPhone X.