‘iPhone SE 2’ could get bigger and better sibling in 2020

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Two new iPhone SE models for 2020?
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It’s no surprise Apple is working on a new iPhone SE for 2020. Recent rumors have indicated it will make its debut in the spring. But that particular model might be just one of two planned for this year.

A new report claims Apple is also working on a larger, “upgraded” version that will be available later in the year.

Latest iOS update gives older iPhones longer battery life, better performance

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The iPhone 8 and other Apple handsets see real benefits from iOS 13.3.
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There are sometimes concerns that new iOS versions will cut the battery life of older iPhone models, or slow down performance. Tests on a variety of Apple handsets with the just-released iOS 13.3 show just the opposite — this update not only speeds up these devices, it increases the time between charges.

iPhone SE 2 is getting BIG upgrades… We fill you in, on The CultCast

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According a reliable analyst, iPhone SE 2's specs and price will be shockingly good.
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This week on The CultCast: iPhone SE 2 is almost here! And its specs and price are surprisingly good… Plus: finally! Long awaited camera upgrades are coming to iOS 13; Apple TV+ finally lays out the details of their launch shows; and AMC’s new movie streaming is going to take on Apple Movies with a genius feature Apple can’t possibly match.

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

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It will cost you under $400.
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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.

We may be waiting until 2020 for new iPad Pro, 16-inch MacBook

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Apple Smart Keyboard Folio turns the 2018 iPad Pro into a notebook.
Cross a new iPad Pro off your Christmas list.
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You could be waiting longer than anticipated to get your hands on Apple’s next-generation iPad Pro. One trusted analyst says the refresh will arrive in early 2020 with the iPhone SE 2, while the 16-inch MacBook Pro will come even later.

This could mean that October Apple event we’ve all been waiting for won’t happen after all.

iPhone 11 will help Apple overtake Huawei in Q4 shipments

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Apple will finally take back second place.
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Strong demand for the iPhone 11 lineup could help Apple overtake Huawei in smartphone shipments during the fourth quarter of 2019.

Huawei has been clinging onto second place in global smartphone shipments since it leapfrogged Apple in early 2018. But iPhone 11 is selling so well that Apple just had to increase orders by 10%.

Apple increases iPhone 11 production to meet strong demand

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Don't believe the scaremongers.
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Apple is reportedly ramping up iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro production to meet stronger-than-expected demand.

The 10% increase will result in around 8 million additional units entering the market this year. It will also push early iPhone 11 production numbers past those for iPhone XR and iPhone XS.

Larger iPhone SE 2 could arrive in early 2020 with A13 Bionic

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iPhone SE 2 will look very familiar.
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Apple’s second-generation iPhone SE 2 will arrive during the first quarter of 2020, according to one reliable analyst.

Ming-Chi Kuo of TF Securities reaffirms the device will be larger this time around — adopting the iPhone 8’s design. He also claims it will be powered by Apple’s blazing-fast A13 Bionic chip.