Apple’s iPhone SE is among the most sought after devices in the lower price range. Apple introduced the iPhone SE with the display size of the iPhone 5, but internals of the iPhone 6s. There’s been no second-generation iPhone SE so far. But some reports claim that Apple is likely to launch the refreshed version in 2018. Also Read - Beware! This new iOS bug breaks WiFi on iPhones: Here's a quick fix for itAlso Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing ends
According to China Economic Daily (via MacRumors), Apple will launch the refreshed iPhone SE in July 2018. This model of the iPhone SE will continue with the same 4-inch display, and will be priced at around $450 (approximately Rs 29,200). When the iPhone SE first launched, it was priced at $399 (approximately Rs 26,500), and $499 (approximately Rs 33,200) for the higher model. The new iPhone SE will reportedly launch in 32GB and 128GB storage models. Also Read - iPhone selling in LG stores? Apple is apparently in talks for a new deal
The report further says that the next-generation iPhone SE will be manufactured in India by Apple’s OEM partner Wistron, which has its facility located in Bengaluru. Wistron received BIS certification for iPhone SE production earlier this year. The Bengaluru facility has ever since been manufacturing iPhone SE. The report also alleges that Wistron is looking into another manufacturing plant in Bengaluru to expand Apple’s iPhone production. The details in this report does mention all the possibilities of the iPhone SE next year, however nothing can be confirmed yet.
This isn’t the first we’ve heard of Apple refreshing the iPhone SE. Focus Taiwan had reported back in August that Apple will be launching the new iPhone SE in early next year with India being the first market to receive it. The iPhone SE, according to that report, would be featuring a slightly larger 4.2-inch display, and will be powered by Apple’s A10 processor. The device will be fueled by a 1,700mAh battery, and run on iOS 11 out-of-the-box. It also suggested that the iPhone SE will be available in 32GB and 128GB storage options.