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Rumour | iPhone SE 2: Mid-March launch date confirmed and fresh rumours about Apple's next budget smartphone featuring a larger display than the iPhone 8

A concept render of the iPhone SE 2 / iPhone 9. (Image source: ConceptsiPhone)
A concept render of the iPhone SE 2 / iPhone 9. (Image source: ConceptsiPhone)
Rumours about the iPhone SE 2 have been flying around for ages, with Apple now apparently set on releasing its next budget smartphone in mid-March. No fixed date has yet been offered but there is talk of the device, which may be sold as the iPhone 9, featuring a larger display than the iPhone 8. It may not reach 5.4-inch levels though, as has previously been claimed.
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The iPhone SE 2 may prove an integral product for Apple's smartphone portfolio this year, with rumours claiming that the company is expected to sell over 30 million units. While there has been speculation that the device has already entered production, veteran leaker Evan Blass has set his follower's expectations of when Apple will officially unveil it.

Although a fixed date still has not been offered, Blass claims that the SE 2, bracketed as the iPhone 9, will be announced in "Mid-March". This rough date matches with previous rumours, for reference.

Separately, Wccftech is reporting that the SE 2 will have a slightly larger display than the iPhone 8 while reusing its chassis. Citing Fast Company, the website claims that the SE 2 may feature a 4.9-inch panel, along with Touch ID and a physical home button. This would give the device a 0.2-inch larger display than the iPhone 8, while also being 0.5-inches smaller than previous rumours have stated.

Elsewhere, Apple may include up to 128 GB of storage. However, the rumoured pricing of US$399 will likely apply to a 64 GB iPhone SE 2.

(Image source: Evan Blass)
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Alex Alderson, 2020-02-10 (Update: 2020-02-10)
Alex Alderson
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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.