Apple is preparing to launch an updated version of the iPhone SE smartphone early next year, which will be an alternative to the expensive iPhone X model. The device will receive the simple name iPhone SE 2 and will be assembled by an exceptional Taiwanese manufacturer Wistron, as reported by the Economic Daily News.
The first generation smartphone was released in March 2016. It was based on the design of the old iPhone 5s and at first sales were weak, although Apple itself does not provide statistics on different models. However, customers were quite satisfied with the device, judging by getting to the top of the list of consumer satisfaction with the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) earlier this year.
Previous rumors claimed that the new device will work on the Apple A10 Fusion processor from last year's iPhone 7, the memory capacity will be 2 GB, flash memory up to 128 GB. Other features may include a 12MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera and a 1700mAh battery.
The design may remain unchanged, which means a screen diagonal of 4 inches. There may even be a headphone jack, which is not available in the flagship models. By modern standards, such a screen is considered small, but not everyone wants to carry oversized smartphones with them.
Now the cost of iPhone SE starts at $ 349, in Russia from 18,500 rubles. For comparison, the iPhone X costs 79,990 rubles.