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iPhone SE 2: 5.5-inch Plus or Max model to join Apple's US$399 "budget" 4.7-inch smartphone

Apple has apparently delayed the release of the iPhone SE 2.(Image source: Apple)
Apple has apparently delayed the release of the iPhone SE 2.(Image source: Apple)
While Apple is said to have delayed the release of the iPhone SE 2, it has now emerged that the company is planning to release a Plus model alongside the regular 4.7-inch handset. Tipped to have a 5.5-inch, the iPhone SE 2 Plus or iPhone 9 Plus as it may be called, has been confirmed by leaked iOS 14 code. The iPhone SE 2 Max or iPhone 9 Max are likely candidates, too.
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Apple may have delayed the release of the iPhone SE 2 because of ongoing market instabilities, but it seems that the company is planning to release more than one reasonably-priced iPhone in the next few months. The series, which may be sold as the iPhone 9 or simply the iPhone, looks set to feature two sizes according to 9to5Mac

Spotted in leaked iOS 14 code snippets that the website recently received, 9to5Mac claims that a larger iPhone SE 2 is also in development. The website also asserts that "evidence indicates" that the A13 Bionic will power both devices, but it is unclear whether it has deduced this from code snippets or previous rumours.

The iPhone SE 2 is said to have the body of an iPhone 8, so it would follow that a Plus or Max model would be based on the iPhone 8 Plus. Hence, a larger iPhone SE 2 would likely have a 5.5-inch display.

While we would usually recommend exercising caution about such a rumour considering that we are yet to see other references to an iPhone SE 2 Max or SE 2 Plus, its appearance in iOS 14 code gives weight to 9to5Mac's claims. According to multiple sources, Apple may have delayed the release of the series until the summer at the earliest. Expect the devices to be launched running a version of iOS 13 though, as iOS 14 is not due for a while yet.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-03-17 (Update: 2020-03-17)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.