Apple produces some of the most
premium phones and they are among the most expensive phones in the market. With
a recent statement from Apple, it was confirmed that Apple is making enough
profit with their services and accessory along with the iPhone. And that’s why
Apple is not attempting to make a mid-range iPhone like iPhone SE 2 or similar
to iPhone 5C. If customers want a cheaper iPhone then they have no other option
than buying a year-old model or one before that.
Many of the customers and iPhone SE fans
are waiting for Apple to launch an iPhone with a smaller screen and at a
discounted price. If Apple does the same formula of taking last year’s iPhone’s
design, making it smaller, and add some new features so it won’t become
obsolete shortly. The latest cheapest currently available in the market is
iPhone XR and some may say iPhone XR makes the SE obsolete but with six inches
of screen size and starting price of $749, Apple may add a new iPhone lineup
that would be enough to cover the mid-range smartphone market.
So most of the rumors are suggesting
that Apple may ditch the flagship SE and instead of launching iPhone SE 2 it
will come up with iPhone XE which will be identically similar with what SE
successor would be like but the name is expected to change. Here, we have
imagined what Apple’s iPhone SE/iPhone XE may offer us in design and features
if it will release in 2020 or 2021.
iPhone SE 2
Price – $549
The iPhone SE cost $399 at the time
of the launch but it lacked some prominent features that were available with
similar range Android phones. This time, Apple may not go down for that price
but we expect the possible price of the iPhone SE 2 or iPhone XE could be $549.
For some people this price may not sound “mid-range” but still it is $200 less
than iPhone XR.
2/XE Processor – A13E
If Apple makes a mid-range iPhone
then it should be powered with the chip that can support iOS 13, 14, and later
software updates with upgraded RAM, CPU, GPU, and the Neural Engine. All new
A13E will be shipped with iPhone 11 models and it may add extra cost to the
iPhone. So it is possible that Apple may rely on A12 if iPhone SE 2 is
happening in 2020.
5.5-inch or 5-inch 750×1624 LCD
The iPhone SE has a 4-inch screen and
if Apple decides to introduce an iPhone with budget-friendly price then Apple
definitely won’t downsize the screen to that extent of 4-inch but it may have 5
inches or 5.5-inch. To reduce the cost Apple may rely on an LCD. iPhone XR
which has LCD display, its successor is expected to come with LED display this
year. So to set the pricing effectively Apple will add an LCD display instead
– Plastic and thicker
Earlier it was rumored that iPhone SE
2 would have body design of iPhone 8 but a little smaller screen the internal
powers of iPhone 7 with some minor changes. But we think Apple may opt for a
plastic body. Well, from what we have seen in iPhone 5C plastic iPhones are not
that attractive and don’t look premium. iPhone SE has design metal body,
extracted from iPhone 5s so it would be unfair if Apple comes with plastic
body. The thickness of the phone is manageable.
Other than these main features, this
mid-range iPhone may have 12Mp camera at back and 5 or 8 MP at the front.
Talking about software then it will be having the latest iOS update from Apple
in that particular year. However, all these details are speculations and
totally depend on the rumors and reports available in the market.