After the introduction of iPhone 11 devices, Apple could prepare a fourth device for release early next year, as reported by Nikkei. It could be the direct successor of the iPhone SE. It could be based on the iPhone 8 with 4.7-inch LCD display and Touch ID, instead of Face ID. There’s still a possibility that the low-cost iPhone model could share some components of the iPhone 11, including the upcoming A13 SoC. To keep the cost down, it may have 3GB of RAM, instead of the likely 4GB for iPhone 11 family. There’s no detail on the camera setup of iPhone SE2, but a report said that it may have a single rear-facing camera from the iPhone 11 and one self-portrait camera.
The successor of the iPhone SE, may arrive in Spring next year, probably at the annual Apple March event. There’s no exact pricing of the device, but it should be noticeably cheaper than the basic iPhone 11 model. The premium segment in the smartphone market performs rather poorly lately and with its limited flagship offerings, Apple is the worst affected. Last year, Apple reported its first-ever decline of iPhone sales. Nikkei reported that the re-emergence of the iPhone SE model is a way to regain the lost market share. Apple is hoping to attract price-sensitive customers, at least in the mid-range segment.
Apple sold about 30 millions iPhone SE in 2016 and the company may plan to produce 20 million units for the upcoming second iPhone SE. This should help to boost sales, amidst the slowing demand for the primary iPhone lineups, including the current iPhone X and the upcoming iPhone 11 family. Mid-range user base is larger than those who use flagship devices. But most of them, are now using various mid-range Android models. The iPhone SE2 should boast the same internals with the iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone 11(R). Specifically, all the 2019 iPhone models will have a couple of 12Mp camera sensors on the back along with a 2x telephoto lens.
The two iPhone Pro models will be obviously better, including an ultra wide-angle sensor on the back. Pre-orders of iPhone 11 should start on September 13 and the first shipment will be on September 20, the following week. There’s no confirmation about the pricing, but there’s a good possibility that the basic iPhone 11 will be priced at $749, iPhone 11 Pro at $999 and iPhone 11 Pro Max at $1,099.