iPhone SE 2: Analyst confirms mid-April release for Apple's US$349 handset; iPhone 12 series to follow in October
We have been hearing for a while now that Apple is on the verge of releasing a spiritual successor to the iPhone SE. Called everything from the iPhone SE 2 to the iPhone 9, iPhone SE (2020) or iPhone (2020), the rumoured US$349 smartphone has long been said to have the body of an iPhone 8 but with internals from newer iPhones.
Now, MacRumors has reported that the device could arrive as early as this week. Citing Jeff Pu, an executive director at GF Securities, the website states that the iPhone SE 2 will arrive in "mid-April". This chimes with statements made by Jon Prosser, who claims that Apple will release the device on April 14 or 15.
Additionally, MacRumors states that Pu expects the 5.4-inch and two 6.1-inch iPhone 12 models to be available in September, with a larger 6.7-inch model to follow a month later. Apparently, the iPhone 12 series will remain in development until at least the end of the month, with Apple extending development for the largest model until mid-May.
The iPhone SE 2 is said to feature an A13 Bionic SoC, 3 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage. Touch ID is rumoured to be making an appearance too, its first since 2017.