Published: Wed, January 31, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Wayne Curry

Apple's iPhone SE 2 may not launch in Q2

Apple's iPhone SE 2 may not launch in Q2

J.P. Morgan analyst Narci Chang said last week that manufacturing of Apple's flagship phone could be cut in half during the first three months of this year in reaction to weakening demand. Compared to the giant six inch plus phones Apple is rumoured to be releasing this year, it could make sense to keep an updated version of the smaller SE around. There have been plenty of rumours about the upcoming iPhone SE 2 but, they all might in vain. It comes with a rectangular battery, costlier than the ones used in the iPhone 8 Series, but less expensive than the one used in iPhone X. Unimicron is going to supply the batteries required for this model.

This handset, which Kuo believes will be the biggest selling of all of Apple's 2018 iPhones, will essentially be an iPhone X Lite, a phone for people that want iPhone X-like styling, just without the price tag (or the display and imaging quality).

"We have never - and would never - do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades", the company wrote in a message to customers. A leading Apple analyst says that Apple's resources may be stretched too thin to come out with a successor to its tiniest iPhone. Kuo suggests that Apple wants to avoid that kind of delay in 2018.

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He also predicted that the iPhone SE 2 will not include Apple's latest premium features, such as wireless charging and Face ID, however, the newer model is expected to have a powerful processor and A10 Fusion.

Interestingly, Apple might also opt to ditch the 3D Touch features that allow you to vary how hard you press down on the screen to open different menus. For now, many investors appear to be focusing on analyst comments and media reports that Apple is dramatically reducing its iPhone X orders with its suppliers. In spite of having all the features of iPhone X, the device is priced at a much lower cost. Most of the sources which revealed rumors about the potential launch of iPhone SE are based in Asia.

iPhone X sales and production may be tapering off now, but what's still uncertain is how these forces will continue to affect Apple's financial position.

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