APPLE could soon launch another small, cheap iPhone built for gadget fans on a budget.
A 2021 version of the popular iPhone SE may be just a few months away, insiders have claimed.
A new version of the iPhone SE could be a big hitCredit: The Sun
Most of Apple’s iPhone models are large and very expensive, with top models coming in at close to £1,500/$1,500.
But there’s a downsized (and priced-down) model called the iPhone SE too.
Now Japanese blog MacOtakara – which regularly leaks Apple news – says a new model is on the way.
There aren’t any details about what sort of specs the phone would feature.
The iPhone SE is a cheap and cheerful alternative to top-end Apple handsetsCredit: The Sun
But a small design and low price are hallmarks of the iPhone SE brand.
Apple’s first iPhone SE came out in 2016, and was an immediate hit.
The budget-friendly mobile had a dinky 4-inch screen and was loved for it – but Apple discontinued the product three years ago.
Then last year, Apple re-launched the iPhone SE with a brand new look and upgraded hardware.
It borrows the iPhone 8’s familiar and curvaceous design, as well as innards from more modern mobiles.
And it was fitted with the same A13 Bionic chip that powered the high-end iPhone 11 Pro.
Better still, it costs just £399 to buy outright.
A 2021 version of the iPhone SE could make similar improvements, landing with the newer A14 processor.
However, a new iPhone SE isn’t an absolute given.
Respected TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently poured cold water on the prospect.
In a report last November, Kuo said that we wouldn’t see a new iPhone SE in the first half of 2021.
However, that leaves open the possibility of a release later in the year.
In other news, Apple could be working on new foldable iPhones.
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