Here's Why Apple Won't Be Releasing The iPhone SE2

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One of the iPhone models that many people were looking forward to this year was the iPhone SE2 due to its budget-friendly price tag. However, as time goes by, more and more reports are indicating that the said device won’t be appearing in this year’s iPhone lineup.

The 2018 iPhone Lineup

According to reports, Apple will be releasing three iPhone models this year: iPhone X (5.8 inches), iPhone X Plus (6.5 inches) and a “budget” iPhone X. The “budget” iPhone X is also referred as the iPhone 9 which shares the same design with the other upcoming models but differs with the camera, screen size (6.1 inches) and display (it is said to feature an LCD screen instead of OLED).

So what does this have to do with the iPhone SE2? Well, with the introduction of the iPhone 9 as a “budget” device, this kinda takes away the SE 2’s spot as a budget-friendly device.

So There Will Be No iPhone SE 2 Coming This Year?

In today’s smartphone industry, it has generally shifted towards larger phones and larger displays. However, there are still people out there who prefer having a smaller device. A good example of such devices is the iPhone SE which sales were surprisingly strong.

This may sound preposterous, but there could be a possibility that Apple wants to take advantage of those people who prefer smaller devices. Instead of releasing an iPhone SE2 this year, the only new “small” smartphone device available in this year’s lineup from Apple will be the 2018 iPhone X (5.8-inches).

So why would Apple do this? Well, last month, it was reported that the demand for the iPhone X was weaker, mainly due to its $999 price tag. In fact, according to analysts, the top iPhone sales were the LCD models starting with the iPhone 8 ($699) and then followed by the iPhone 8 Plus ($799).

But hey, given that there has been no official announcement or statement given by Apple, all of these are just speculations so take it with a pinch of salt.

But what do you think? Is this just mere speculation or does this hold some truth? Do tell us in the comment section below.


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