The Apple iPhone SE 2 could disappoint traditionalists - here's why

Yolanda Curtis
April 20, 2018

The new iPhone SE is also expected to be powered by Apple's A10 Fusion chip, which is up to 40 percent faster than the current iPhone SE's A9 chipset. Collectively, Apple's iPhones generated 90% of the industry's profits during the period, leaving scraps for other smartphone makers.

Apple launched the iPhone SE in March 2016, and it was well-received by critics and consumers alike. But Apple is known to have unique model numbers for different regions, which eliminates any doubts about seeing 11 iPhones.

"Versions of iPhone running iOS 11 are listed with the model numbers A1920, A1921, A1984, A2097, A2098, A2099, A2101, A2103, A2104, A2105, and A2106". The EEC usually adds new products to its database roughly a month before their official announcement, so the latest evidence certainly suggests a WWDC 2018 unveiling could be likely.

In notes to investors on Thursday, both Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and J.P. Morgan analysts said Apple's iPhone sales for the last quarter could have slumped below expectations, according to CNBC, which obtained a copy of those notes. As MacRumors and Apple Insider among other publications pointed out, these model numbers could be for the upcoming iPhone SE 2 as they do not match any of the existing lineup.

But this year's iPhone SE upgrade may not be the refresh fans were hoping for. The phone will be powered by Apple's A10 Fusion chip and that is almost 40 percent faster than the chip that powers the current iPhone SE, the A9 SoC. Well, if the rumors are true, it would probably have a full glass-based design, in order to allow wireless charging just as the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. And we dare say it will have a notch at the top, coming along with a bigger screen and a TrueDepth Camera to allow facial recognition. Now, in the midst of the iPhone X storm, some leaks are saying that a new iPhone could hit the stores soon- the iPhone SE 2. Stay tuned for more information.

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