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iPhone SE 2: A mid-April release and a US$349 starting price for Apple's upcoming "budget" smartphone?

The new 4.7-inch iPhone will apparently start at US$50 less than previous rumours suggested. (Image source: ConceptsiPhone)
The new 4.7-inch iPhone will apparently start at US$50 less than previous rumours suggested. (Image source: ConceptsiPhone)
Ready to ship next month, Apple is still considering whether it will release the iPhone SE 2 as planned. Earmarked for a mid-April release, the 4.7-inch handset will be cheaper than previous rumours suggested.
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The iPhone SE 2 remains on track for a mid-April release, according to Jon Prosser. Originally due to be launched this month with pre-orders shipping in early April, the COVID-19 pandemic has scuppered Apple's plans somewhat. While Prosser states that the device, which may be sold as the iPhone 9, will be ready to ship in April, Apple remains concerned about ongoing market instabilities.

Apparently, the company is yet to decide when it will release the iPhone SE 2, with mid-April marked as a likely release window. Prosser also reports that Apple will decide on this by the end of this week, although this will likely be an internal one. Hence, Apple may just publish a press-release and update Apple.com as it recently did with the MacBook Air 2020 and the new iPad Pros.   

Separately, iGeeksBlog is now claiming that the iPhone SE 2 will be cheaper than we had been led to believe. Starting at US$349, the website claims that Apple will offer the device with 64 GB, 128 GB or 256 GB of storage. All versions will come with 3 GB of RAM. As expected, the device will feature a 4.7-inch LCD panel and Touch ID. The website also claims that Apple will include a 12 MP rear-facing camera, along with a 7 MP sensor up front. Overall, it seems that the iPhone SE 2 will be an iPhone 8 with an A13 Bionic SoC, albeit at a much lower launch price. It remains unclear from where iGeeksBlog received its information, but the website is reporting it as fact, and not rumours.

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Alex Alderson
Alex Alderson - Senior Tech Writer - 3805 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2018
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.
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Alex Alderson, 2020-03-30 (Update: 2020-03-30)