Apple is likely to ditch the iPhone SE 2 naming for the upcoming iPhone SE successor. The company is expected to name it iPhone 9 instead.
- Apple is likely to launch a new budget iPhone in the first quarter of 2020.
- Apple’s iPhone SE 2 will be the successor to the iPhone SE.
- Apple’s upcoming budget iPhone might be called iPhone 9.
iPhone SE lovers have long waited for Apple to launch a successor to its budget iPhone that is as small as the device that was launched back in 2016. Since then a number of reports have indicated that an iPhone SE successor – possibly the Apple iPhone SE 2 – is in the works at the company. Earlier this year, noted Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo added on to that discourse by giving the iPhone SE lovers a timeline of launch. In case you missed the update, the company is expected to launch the iPhone SE successor in the first quarter of 2020. Now a new report says that the iPhone SE successor will not be called the iPhone SE 2. Instead, Apple plans on calling it the iPhone 9.
According to a report by a Japanese blog site Macotakara, Apple is likely to ditch iPhone SE 2 naming top opt for iPhone 9 moniker instead. To recall, Apple had named its top-end iPhone variant back in 2017 as iPhone X in celebration of the tenth anniversary celebrations for iPhone skipping on the moniker iPhone 9 completely. This means that the company still has an option to name the iPhone SE successor as the iPhone 9. While that might irk some but if reports in the past couple weeks have told us anything it is that the iPhone SE 2 or the iPhone 9 (or whatever else you decide to call it) would be a closer relative to the iPhone 8 than the original iPhone SE.
Unlike the iPhone SE, that came with a 4-inch screen, the iPhone SE 2…oops! iPhone 9…is likely to come with a bigger 4.7-inch LCD screen and a design that is similar to that of the iPhone 8. Additionally, it is expected to come with a single rear camera setup. Like I said a closer relative to the iPhone 8. However, the iPhone is expected to get an upgrade in terms of internals. It is expected to couple 3GB RAM, 64GB or 128GB internal storage and A13 chipset into the body of iPhone 8. In addition to that reports have also indicated that Apple is likely to ditch Face ID in the iPhone SE 2 in favour of Touch ID.
But a recent report by Kuo suggests that Apple would launch iPhone SE 2 successor – the iPhone SE 2 Plus – in 2021 that will come with Touch ID that is embedded in the power button on the right side of the device. Apple hasn’t commented on the matter – whether or not it is planning to launch an iPhone SE successor – yet. But with 2021 fast approaching, we should get an answer soon.