Apple iPhone hits double-digit growth in China, official data shows

Friday, 10 Jan, 2020

Back in 2016, Apple announced iPhone SE, an affordable smartphone starting at $399. According to several rumours, the Cupertino-based company may be launching the much-awaited iPhone SE successor, which may either be known as the iPhone SE 2 or iPhone 9, or something absolutely different.

"Apple's heavily rumored" iPhone SE 2" could be named the "iPhone 9", according to iGeeksBlog who have shared new renders showing the expected design of the low-priced device, expected to resemble the iPhone 8 with a 4.7-inch LCD display and Touch ID.

As per the report, the handset measures 138.5 x 67.4 x 7.8 mm. The dimensions of the device are similar to the iPhone 8, though it is slightly thicker as the iPhone 8 had a 7.43mm thick waistline. These details further hint towards the possibility of wireless charging support on the new iPhone.

According to the post over at iGeeksBlog, the screen will be a 4.7-inch LCD panel, while we're likely to find an A13 Bionic processor inside it, keeping everything running super smooth.

Apple may not have had a very good start to a year ago in terms of iPhone sales but the Cupertino giant did do quite well overall in terms of gaining presence in India.

Unsurprisingly, the device isn't expected to launch with 3D Touch or a headphone jack. It is expected to become a popular upgrade option especially among those who continue to use the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. The budget device - which could also be named the iPhone 9 - looks reminiscent of Apple devices from 2017.

Apple made major strides in increasing battery life in its iPhone 11 and 11 Pro devices while lowering the starting price by $50.

Apple already sells an iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, which will presumably switch to iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro in September when it unveils the latest models. It means iPhone SE 2 could have a release date of March 2020 and there are some reports that it will be officially called iPhone 9 for the reason being closer to iPhone 8 compared to iPhone SE.

Many Apple fans want a new iPhone SE soon.