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iPhone SE 2: Apple pushes iPhone 8 delivery dates ahead of anticipated US$349 iPhone launch

The iPhone SE 2 is said to look like an iPhone 8. (Image source: ConceptsiPhone)
The iPhone SE 2 is said to look like an iPhone 8. (Image source: ConceptsiPhone)
Said to be launching on April 14 or April 15 at US$349, the iPhone SE 2 will feature the body of an iPhone 8 but with newer hardware. Now, Apple has pushed iPhone 8 delivery dates until the end of next week, possibly after the company launches the device that will replace it.
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According to multiple sources, the iPhone SE 2 is due any day now, with Apple originally planning to have announced the device by the end of last month. Said to be sporting an A13 Bionic SoC, a 4.7-inch LCD panel and Touch ID, the iPhone SE 2 is essentially a cross between the iPhone 8 and iPhone 11 series.

Now, people are deducing that Apple is hinting at when it will announce the iPhone SE 2. Brought to our attention to by @jon_prosser, Apple is now not shipping the iPhone 8 until April 15 in most regions. According to Prosser, this matters not only because the iPhone SE 2 will replace the iPhone 8, but also because it is the date when his sources have informed that Apple will release the SE 2.

While that fits the narrative that Apple will release the iPhone SE 2 next week, iPhone 11 series orders have similar lead times. However, if you are considering purchasing the iPhone 8, then we would recommend holding back until Apple releases the iPhone SE 2. While the two will likely look almost identical, the SE 2 is rumoured to start at US$349, US$100 less than the iPhone 8. Combining a US$100 saving with more powerful hardware makes the SE 2, or iPhone 9 as Apple may call it, a much better deal than the iPhone 8.

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(Image source: Apple via @jon_prosser)

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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.
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Alex Alderson, 2020-04-10 (Update: 2020-04-10)