Edit: The original version of this article incorrectly stated that the iPhone SE's initial U.S. prices started from $499, instead of $399. We apologize for any confusion this might have caused.
The iPhone SE sure is a strange beast: while its bigger, mainline siblings most certainly overshadow it in terms of popularity, the tiny beast has quietly amassed a dedicated following. In fact, a recent customer satisfaction survey put the SE at the very top of its list, while our own poll on the matter showed a surprising 84 percent of our own readers would like to see a 2017 refresh. Or in other words, users love it.
a successor isn't coming any time soon. But not all hope is lost just yet — French website iGeneration claims its sources indicate exactly the opposite, and an iPhone SE successor is actually coming fairly soon.So we imagine quite a few defeated sighs were emitted when word spread around of Chinese analyst Pan Jiutang's predictions that
A possible price in Europe was also mentioned: €399, down from the original SE's €489. This would be good news for European customers, as the original SE had a significant markup in the region. But for U.S. consumers, the price will likely remain the same: $399 for the base 32 GB model.
Of course, you'd be forgiven for not blindly trusting this rumor: it comes from an unnamed source for a relatively unknown website, which also makes sure to call for a grain of salt. However, it's worth noting that iGeneration has been right on a number of occasions in the past, like the time it revealed the existence of the 6th-gen iPod touch, for example. But given the original SE's success, it certainly would make sense for Apple to want to release a successor, so for now we choose to remain cautiously optimistic.
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