Apple has said that the iPhone SE has played a big role in the double-digit growth in iPhone sales in India this last quarter. Now, another report claims that Apple planning to launch its successor in early 2018. The new model is said to be called the iPhone SE 2, will reportedly be manufactured by Taiwanese original design manufacturer (ODM) Wistron at its Bengaluru factory which already produced the current iPhone SE.
According to a report from Taiwan-based Economic Daily News, Apple will launch the iPhone SE 2 in the first season of next year, could coincide in March. Similarly, how and when Apple’s iPhone SE debuted. Furthermore, the new low-end iPhone model is rumored to be in its initial stages of production at Wistron’s facility in Bangaluru. It was established for assembling SE models earlier this year, allowing Apple to enjoy reduced tariffs by altering to the Make in India and thereby reduce prices on the smartphone.
However, the local manufacturing process has been helping Apple maintain an affordable price of the iPhone SE in India, specifically. This trend would continue with its refresh model. Although foreign companies have been producing goods in the country itself which need to source 30% of their firms locally. Therefore, the iPhone SE 2 is likely to be marketed as a new “Made in India” iPhone product by the Cupertino-based company.
The latest reports surround the fact that the iPhone SE 2 produced in India will also be targeted at markets like Indonesia and the rest of Southeast Asia, apart from. It is also said to cost around $450 (roughly around Rs. 29,000). If this report becomes authentic, it would be significantly cheaper than the original iPhone SE’s launch price.
Specifications-wise, it has been rumored that the second-generation iPhone SE will have Apple’s A10 Fusion chip, debuted inside the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last year, coupled with 2GB RAM as well as 32GB and 128GB storage options. The iPhone SE 2 rumors speak of its 12-megapixel rear camera sensor, a five-megapixel front camera, and 1700mAh battery. Moreover, the display of the new iPhone SE variant is likely to be identical to its predecessor that has a 4-inch panel.
Can we expect Apple to announce the iPhone SE 2 in March 2018? Leaks and speculations pointing towards the new hardware so.
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