iPhone SE 2 will be Apple’s most affordable smartphone to date

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Apple’s second-generation iPhone SE 2 will be its most affordable smartphone yet, according to one reliable analyst.

The upcoming device, which is expected to look like iPhone 8 and be powered by Apple’s new A13 Bionic chip, is expected to cost less than $400 when it goes on sale in early 2020.

Millions of Apple fans around the world still use an iPhone 6. First released in September 2014, it remains the best-selling iPhone to date. But it is starting to get a little long in the tooth.

iPhone 6 is not supported by Apple’s newest iOS 13 update. That means the iPhone 6 won’t work with services like Apple Arcade and Apple TV+. But Apple has a plan to boost upgrades.

That’s iPhone SE 2.

iPhone SE 2 to cost just $399

Recent rumors revealed iPhone SE 2 will sport the same design as iPhone 8 with the same 4.7-inch Retina HD display. That will make it ideal for current iPhone 6 owners who don’t want a bigger model.

It reportedly will be powered by an A13 Bionic chip and 3GB of RAM. That would ensure it is compatible with iOS 13 and future updates for years to come. And it will come with 64GB or 128GB of storage.

Its biggest selling point? iPhone SE 2 will cost just $399 when it goes on sale during the first quarter of 2020, according to reliable TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

The ideal upgrade

The larger design will likely upset long-time iPhone SE owners, who remain fans of its more compact design with a 4-inch screen. But Apple is obviously targeting a larger fan base.

iPhone SE 2’s affordable price tag and super-speedy A13 chip, alongside features like wireless charging and a significantly better camera, will make it an ideal upgrade for millions of iPhone 6 owners.

It also will appeal to even more smartphone shoppers in emerging markets like China and India. The price of other Apple handsets in those areas is too high for the vast majority.

Via: MacRumors