We’re hearing a rumor that Apple will launch a new version of the iPhone SE this year at WWDC, and a new report from Chinese news website QQ claims to have knowledge of the device’s tech specs.
Apple is likely to focus on making improvements in the iPhone SE, as the device is now outdated by a few years.
The report claims that the new model of iPhone SE will have an A10 processor, 2GB RAM and two storage options of 32GB and 128 GB and the iPhone will retain touch ID, rather than switch to Face ID.
The site also claims that the display size will increase to 4.2 inches. This part makes no sense at all. It represents a tiny change from the existing 4-inch display, so would offer no real usability benefit, while requiring a lot of existing design work to be completely redone.
According to the report of KGI securities analyst,
“Kuo specifically dismisses the likelihood that an iPhone SE 2 would feature any form factor change, 3D sensing features, or even wireless charging”.
The rumors of upgrading the iPhone SE have been circulating since the summer, Kuo suggesting either that it isn’t coming at all, or that it’ll be a spec bump too minor to show up in supply chain reports.
Apple hasn’t refreshed the iPhone SE since it was released in March 2016, yet it doubled the storage options to 64GB and 128GB last March. It likewise dropped the starting price to $349 last September.