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Next-generation iPhone SE now expected to arrive in Q1 2018, India will get it first

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Next-generation iPhone SE now expected to arrive in Q1 2018, India will get it first

iPhone SE had an unexpected success among Apple fans mainly due to the lower price compared to other iPhones, but also for retaining the traditional smaller display. Unsurprisingly, an updated iPhone SE is expected to be launched by Apple in the coming months.

Unfortunately, fans of the iconic device waiting to be able to buy the phone this year might be disappointed to hear the next-generation iPhone SE won't be coming anytime soon. Although a report last month claimed Apple could introduce a new iPhone SE model as early as August, new information surfaced recently suggests the phone is not yet ready for prime time.

Wistron, the Taiwanese company that was signed up by Apple to assemble the new iPhone SE, plans to expand its assembling facility in India. A new production line for the iPhone SE will be added to Wiston's plant located in Bangalore.

The Taiwanese giant is already in talks with the local government for more land for its production expansion, which will allow Wistron to double or even triple production capacity over the next five years or so.

Sources in the industry claim Wistron will start to ship the new iPhone SE in the first quarter of next year. Also, the smartphone will be launched on the Indian market first before being released to customers in other countries.

Moreover, it appears that the next-generation iPhone SE will benefit from a 10% exemption in basic customs duty, which means it will be cheaper in India.



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posted on 04 Aug 2017, 13:21 1

1. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 438; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


oh really... who actually bought the first SE?

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 13:25 8

2. kiko007 (Posts: 5383; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


About19 million people... give or take a few million.

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 20:45

22. sgodsell (Posts: 4855; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Sure at first and starting at the end of last year, there is so many BOGO deals for the iPhone SE. Buy a iPhone SE, or iPhone 6s, or iPhone 7, and get a free iPhone SE. Even some banks have some promotional deals. Sign up for a new bank account and get a free iPhone SE. I have never seen so many free iPhone SE promotions in my life. So it's certainly easy to see how those numbers rose.

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 21:52 6

23. zunaidahmed (Posts: 1042; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)


Same with the s8, what's you fanboy-ish point?

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 13:36 9

4. libra89 (Posts: 949; Member since: 15 Apr 2016)


I did and I know many other happy SE owners.

posted on 05 Aug 2017, 04:12 4

27. Wiencon (Posts: 2022; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


I bought 2 of them and I absolutely love it

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 14:12 8

8. bigstrudel (Posts: 529; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


People that don't stare at their screens all day, do a lot of calls, or listen to podcasts on the bus. Also some people wear nice clothes without baggy pockets, and don't use a man purse. Small phones vanish in dress pant pockets. And still like performance better than the flagships it released next to as well as 2 day battery life.

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 16:22 5

18. Stranger (Posts: 52; Member since: 19 Jan 2017)


The battery life on the se is really good. I was amazed by its battery life.

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 14:44 5

12. izim1 (Posts: 1259; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I did. Fits perfectly in my shirt pocket. Makes calls, texts, and plays all my google play music. Perfect for my needs.

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 15:05 4

13. BuffaloSouce (Posts: 287; Member since: 01 May 2017)


Quit acting like nobody bought the SE when alot of people did, especially those using previous paid services

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 15:54

17. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 438; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


"previous paid services" the helicopter you on? the SE wasnt the only phone released so there were no real reasons to buy it for "services"

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 20:12 3

21. BuffaloSouce (Posts: 287; Member since: 01 May 2017)


I meant pre paid... We all no the SE wasn't the only phone released genius but it did come at a cheaper cost compared to the 7/7+. There's alot of people using it in prepaid because it can be found for less than $200 brand new in the box

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 15:26 1

15. cmdacos (Posts: 651; Member since: 01 Nov 2016)


Mostly parents and grandparents

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 15:46 1

16. cncrim (Posts: 910; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Bought it and love it..... but prefer 6s.

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 13:34

3. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 438; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


The herd.

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 13:37

5. libra89 (Posts: 949; Member since: 15 Apr 2016)


I have to see this to believe it...

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 13:42

6. trojan_horse (Posts: 4928; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Will have the A10 this time around?

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 21:54

24. zunaidahmed (Posts: 1042; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)


Probably, a10 on something like that would make it fly.....literally.

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 13:48 2

7. Joosty (Posts: 246; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


The SE is currently the best iPhone pound for pound.

That feel in hand....ladies....you know the drill - Flossy Carter

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 14:13

9. bigstrudel (Posts: 529; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Battery life is the main plus it's better than 6 or 7+.

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 15:07

14. BuffaloSouce (Posts: 287; Member since: 01 May 2017)


You get a up vote for the Flossy Carter quote

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 16:50 3

19. Furbal (Posts: 44; Member since: 19 May 2017)


Got mine 64gb for $229, killer deal. Actually using it now.

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 14:30 1

10. GreenMan (Posts: 1817; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


Why not just an iPad 2017 instead?

Way bigger display and battery while a cheaper price tag!

I sometimes see people lugging around a full sized tablet as a daily driver! Of course, with the help of wireless headset and a smart watch. But it's quite 'Do-Able', I'd say!

The iPhone SE worth no more than 100 bucks, quite frankly.

Oh well,

iDay!

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 14:30 1

11. domfonusr (Posts: 558; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)


I suppose this is good news for India and Apple. I am a little scared to see what they will charge for a new iPhone SE, but hopefully they keep it down to the $400 mark or below. Perhaps there will be a big sale on the existing iPhone SE right before the next one comes out - that would be interesting, and perhaps would put the SE in range for me, pricewise. Cricket is currently selling the 64GB version for $229.99, but if they could bring that down even lower, say down to $169.99 like they had for the 16GB version before it disappeared, I would snap that up in a heartbeat.

My first preference, though, is the Moto E4, if it ever comes to Cricket. If not, and if the SE becomes more affordable, then I would go iPhone.

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 17:54

20. datagrab (Posts: 39; Member since: 13 Feb 2015)


Like our 3rd world country can afford any of those. The reason why Apple only releases a limited number of their products here is cause we're all busy with vivo oppo xiaomi etc most of which are mid range phones.

posted on 04 Aug 2017, 23:55

25. Joosty (Posts: 246; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


I would dig a mini iPhone 6 body with iPhone 7 internals . Stereo speakers. Water resistance.

Hit.

posted on 05 Aug 2017, 00:47

26. mahima (Posts: 464; Member since: 20 Nov 2014)


hope they launch with 64gb minimun

posted on 05 Aug 2017, 13:28

28. Xilam (Posts: 72; Member since: 20 Jul 2017)


iPhone SE in iPhone 5 body and full screen display would be my dream phone.

posted on 07 Aug 2017, 05:31

29. beeitu (Posts: 5; Member since: 18 Jan 2016)


Eagerly waiting for this new iPhone SE.

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