The Apple iPhone SE, also known as the Special Edition, was a 9th Generation iPhone.
Released in 2016, the SE quickly became a favourite due to its convenient small size. Bigger isn’t always better, and many users preferred the pocket-sized SE model with its 4-inch screen. It was a popular choice until it was discontinued in 2018.
The SE was described as Apple’s ‘most affordable iPhone’, but was also popular because it was easy to use with one hand!
– Is the iPhone SE coming back?
Many people were disappointed when the iPhone SE was discontinued. So, it’s no surprise that Apple is hinting towards a return of the budget iPhone.
But, the new budget iPhone is unlikely to be just like the original SE. Instead the focus is on price, with Apple looking to claw back users that have moved to cheaper brands like Xiaomi and Huawei.
With competitors packing in features at a much lower price point, Apple products now only cover a luxury market for those with money to spare.
The new budget iPhone is expected to be more like the iPhone 8, with a 4.7in screen that’s slightly larger than the original iPhone SE. It will have many favourite features, but with a price tag that’s more in line with overseas competition.
– When can we expect the new iPhone to be released?
It’s likely that the latest low-cost iPhone will be released in Spring 2020.
Those waiting for a new version of the 2016 iPhone SE will likely be disappointed. The larger screen size means that this new device will not be a compact mobile phone, but instead a more affordable alternative to the iPhone 11 when it’s released.
Meanwhile, anyone that’s happier with a larger screen might love this low-cost iPhone. If it’s designed as people expect, then it will have many of the features available on 2018 iPhones in a brand new 4.7in device.
The new budget iPhone, being touted as the Apple iPhone SE 2, will give buyers a bigger choice.
Will you opt for the top-of-the-range iPhone 11, with all of the latest hardware and software? Or, will you stick to a budget and consider Apple’s new budget iPhone instead?