A new report claims Apple will release an iPhone SE replacement in Spring 2020, but it will be larger, more similar to the 2017 iPhone 8 handset.
The Nikkei Asian Review says three unnamed sources tell them a new iPhone will be released between Apple’s normal September iPhone release cycle. The device is said to boast many of the same internal components as the 2019 flagship iPhones, but will feature a lower-cost LCD display.
The report claims the Spring release of such a phone could help boost Apple’s iPhone sales after the usual holiday sales boost has waned.
The iPhone SE, which debuted in 2016, started at $399. While the name and price of the new model hasn’t been decided, it is said to be viewed as the latest generation of the iPhone SE. Apple is still producing the iPhone 8 in India, although the 8 doesn’t boast the same level of performance as the 2019 lineup.
While the Nikkei Asian Review has proven in the past to be a good source of information from Apple’s supply chain, it hasn’t proven to be a reliable source for indications of plans for specific Apple products. So, take this report with the usual grain of your favorite low-sodium seasoning.
Apple’s new 2019 lineup will be unveiled at Apple’s upcoming iPhone event, set for September 10.