Apple to launch its cheapest phone soon
As per timesofindia.com Apple is allegedly working on launching the successor to iPhone SE in the first half of next year as per renowned analyst and Apple tipster Ming Chi-Kuo. Now, Kuo has given a bit more clarity on the date of the launch and has suggested that the iPhone SE 2 (name unconfirmed) will be launched at the end of March next year. According to a report by MacRumors, the Cupertino-based tech giant is scheduled to start mass production of this iPhone in January 2020.
Notably, Apple iPhone SE that was launched in 2016 was launched on March 21, pre-orders of the handset began March 24 and it went on sale starting March 31. Then in March 2017, Apple re-launched the handset in larger storage models.
Kuo has been dropping nuggets of information about the alleged iPhone SE 2 for a while now. Earlier this month, he suggested that the company is likely to price this iPhone at $399, which roughly converts to Rs 28,400. He expects iPhone SE 2 to sport the current-generation A13 processor - also seen in the iPhone 11 series - and 3GB LPDDR4X RAM. Kuo claims two variants storage variants of 64GB and 128GB for the iPhone SE2 and in three colour options - Space Gray, Silver and Red.
Recently, he has also said that Apple will likely sell around 10% more iPhones in H1 2020 because of the 'iPhone SE 2' and the already strong placement of the new Apple iPhone 11.
"We expect that combined iPhone shipments in 1Q20 will grow around 10% YoY thanks to the iPhone 11's replacement demand boosted by more affordable prices and iPhone SE2's shipments starting in 1Q20. We estimate that iPhone shipment in 1Q20 will be 45-50mn units (iPhone 11 Pro series and iPhone 11 to be 13-15 and 22-24mn units, respectively), which is better than around 42mn units of iPhone shipments in 1Q19 (iPhone XS series and iPhone XR to be around 12 and 14mn units, respectively)," says Kuo in a research note. -Source_businessinsider.com