Apple might launch a new iPhone SE next year

China Economic News Service reports that a new iPhone SE might launch in the first quarter

Tech Desk November 27, 2017
Apple’s first ‘Made in India’ iPhone SE could soon be on its way, as the company has started trial run for these in 201. PHOTO: REUTERS

With the iPhone X hitting the markets since the start of November, Apple stores have been busy dealing with the surge in demand.

No one really has started speculating about what to expect from the iPhone giant for future devices. However, the China Economic News Service reports that Apple might release a new SE version of the iPhone X in the first quarter of 2018.

“Apple will release a new iPhone SE 2 in the first half of next year to storm emerging markets and ignite the first battle of next year's machine war between Apple and non-Apple,” according to the report.

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Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities earlier claimed that Apple might introduce three new phones in 2018 which would have similar features to the anniversary edition iPhone X launched this year.

Kuo believes that the three phones will just be extensions of iPhone X where one handset will be of the original size of 5.8 inches while another handset would be a larger 6.5-inch handset.

The third device, a lower resolution version would be priced around $650 and $750 while the first two OLED display devices are expected to carry the hefty iPhone X price tag.

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These devices, if reports are to be believed, would launch near the end of next year but the SE device may see an earlier entry.

The SE’s lower price is bound to make it a big factor in the higher satisfaction rates. The alternative argument is that perhaps iPhone SE users don’t expect high-end features from the phone.

Apple introduced the first of its SE series in March 2016 which did not do very well at the market. The company isn't exactly associated with low-end smartphones and users expect nothing but the best. This often acts as a disadvantage when Apple sells devices such as the iPhone SE.

Whether or not Apple is ready to experiment again, is yet to be confirmed.

This article originally appeared on Mashable.


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