The iPhone SE2 (provisional) or iPhone 9 (provisional), which is smaller and cheaper than the iPhone 11 series, is rumored to be released this spring. It’s unclear which official name it will be (or another name), but mass production of the “new low-cost iPhone” will begin next month and will be officially announced as early as March. Rumors have been reported.
According to Bloomberg reports, an anonymous person familiar with Apple’s roadmap said the above predictions. It is reported that the assembly of these new devices will be split between three major suppliers, including Foxconn (Hon Hai Industry), Pegatron and Wistron.
The forecast for the new low-cost iPhone is that Bloomberg has reaffirmed previously reported rumors. That is, Touch ID (fingerprint authentication) integrated into the home button, the same A13 processor as the iPhone 11 series, and a design similar to the iPhone 8. In other words, because it is based on the iPhone 8, the screen size is 4.7 inches, there is a bezel at the top, and it is also a common view that there is one rear camera .
Bloomberg also emphasizes that it is the first “low-cost” iPhone since iPhone SE. Famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also stated that the price is expected to be $ 399 , still below Phone 8 ($ 449) , which is still on sale .
Kuo also analyzed that the iPhone SE2 (or 9) was aimed at encouraging iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who could not update to iOS 13 last year to buy a new one. If the iPhone 6 has the same 4.7-inch screen size as the iPhone 6, but has the same A13 processor as the current flagship iPhone 11, the appeal will be quite high.
In addition , there are rumors that the new low-priced iPhone will have a 5.4-inch screen with Face ID . Since the screen size of the iPhone 6 Plus is 5.5 inches, it seems that it may be prepared as a saucer for that user.
In the past, industry information magazines and analysts have sporadically published forecasts, but this time it is hoped that major media Bloomberg confirms the information and further increases its credibility. If it is true that the price is $ 399 and the yen is about 43,000 yen, it may be an attractive destination not only for iPhone models but also for iPod touch users.