Waiting for the iPhone SE 2? Apple might disappoint you

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Waiting for the iPhone SE 2? Apple might disappoint you
Apple's iPhone SE (pictured above on the left) will soon be 2 years old, and yet it's still a pretty popular handset, being the only 4-inch smartphone that offers nice features in a premium body - all at a decent price. 

Recently, we've heard rumors about a next-generation iPhone SE, possibly called iPhone SE 2, which could be released before mid-2018 to cater to the needs of users who aren't crazy about large screens. But a new report now has it that Apple might not be working on an iPhone SE 2, or at least not yet.

According to MacRumors, well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says it's unlikely for Apple to "have enough spare resources to develop a new iPhone model for launch" in the first half of this year. That's because, apparently, Apple wants to make sure that its fall 2018 iPhone line-up (likely including 3 new large devices) is released on time. 

Last year, Apple announced the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X on the same day, but couldn't launch them at the same time, with the iPhone X hitting the market 6 weeks after the iPhone 8 series. This may not have been great for business, so it's understandable why Apple would want to use all its resources to avoid repeating this mistake.   

If and when a next-generation iPhone SE arrives, Ming-Chi Kuo doesn't expect it to bring too many novelties. While the handset should have a more powerful processor compared to the original iPhone SE (possibly the Apple A10 Fusion found inside the iPhone 7 series), it may not offer stuff like Face ID or wireless charging. 

Of course, for now, we really can't be sure of Apple's plans regarding the iPhone SE 2. Nevertheless, if you're waiting for such a handset, you should probably not hold your breath for it to arrive in the near future.

source: MacRumors

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