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Apr 12, 2001

Apple is planning on releasing an iPhone SE 2 in the first quarter of 2020 and starting at a $399 price point, according to the latest research report from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.


Kuo goes into more detail about the expected specs of the so called "iPhone SE 2" in the latest research note obtained by MacRumors. Specs for the new low-end iPhone are said to include:
[*]A13 CPU (same as iPhone 11)[*]3GB LPDDR4X[*]64GB and 128GB options[*]Space Gray, Silver and Red colors[*]No 3D TouchKuo expects the new iPhone SE 2 will be a popular upgrade option for existing iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S owners.

Despite being referred to as a "iPhone SE 2" by Kuo, the analyst expects the form factor of Apple's new budget iPhone to be similar to the iPhone 8.

Article Link: Kuo: iPhone SE 2 Launching in Q1 2020 with A13 at $399 Price
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Feb 9, 2003
looking good!

- i love the iPhone 6/6s/7/8 form factor (and weight!)
- i hate the notch. dont need Face ID. therefore a button (and bezel) for Touch ID is no problem.
- dont need 5G for a few years.
- love the rounded corners (probably the last of this for a while as trend is towards more squarish shape)
- Haptic touch is just as good as 3D Touch. (i have the 6s right now, and it has 3D touch, but Haptic Touch is just as good in every practical way)
- i only need a basic, single lens camera

but i am hoping it has a U-1 chip that can be used with Find My app. really want this!

- max storage of only 128GB is low for me, but doable.
- i hope it does not have a headphone jack, but as the base model in the iPhone line it likely will have one.
- looking forward to having one last new iPhone with Lightning to get the max use of my Lightning-USB-C cables.

iOS 13 has decidedly killed even 5 hours of battery on my current iPhone 6s.
considering that i bought this iPhone 6s exactly 4 years ago (four !), it has been a really great phone !!!
but i appreciate the possibility of a new model launching within Q1 2020.
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macrumors 68000
Mar 31, 2011
Some consumers: We'd like a 4" sized phone, with latest processor, no protruding camera & edge to edge display.

Apple: K, we have some iPhone 8 chasis we could recycle.

Some consumers: But there is no SE signature on that size.

Apple: No worries, it will be the best iPhone SE2 ever created in an iPhone 8 body.
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macrumors 65816
Sep 19, 2013
As if we didn’t need any more reasons to skip 2019 and upgrade in 2020. So glad I waited. If it has night mode count me curious.


macrumors 68030
Jun 2, 2006
Apple released the current SE because they wanted to milk the assembly line of their investment for iPhone 5s until the last drop. The same will happen to the assembly line of the iPhone 6/7/8 investment.
We’re talking tim cook here. His job is to make maximum profit.


macrumors 68020
Jan 20, 2014
yes. Night mode is software driven and is present even on current 3 or 4 year old iPhone models.
Night mode is only available on the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, but some improvements for low-level photography were brought to older iPhones. Still not night mode by any stretch of the imagination — older phones don’t have the UI to control it.
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