Update: iPhone SE2 Will Likely be Discontinued This September, Not iPhone SE, Says BlueFin
The original iPhone SE just recently rumored to be discontinued in the third quarter of this year. The predictions from the research firm BlueFin Research Partners analysts John Donovan and Steve Mullane seem to be misunderstood.
According to MacRumors, BlueFin just informed them that the research note that the tech site Barron’s posted and shared was misinterpreted. In the note, it did not mention about the discontinuation of the original iPhone SE model. However, it suggested that the tech giant Apple seems to have plans to stop the production of the second-generation iPhone SE, which is more popularly known as the iPhone SE2. If this happens, the company will no longer sell the device starting September.
The other possible results could be that the second-generation iPhone X is more expected to unveil as the iPhone X Plus alongside the entry-level 6.1-inch iPhone that will be a budget, iPhone X. Then, the iPhone 7 will become the company’s lowest priced smartphone and be dragged down the lineup. The iPhone 6s currently holds that position at the price of $449 and will also possibly be discontinued this coming fall as well.
The current iPhone SE model has not been updated until now and still uncertain if it will ever be. It was first introduced in March 2016 and then got a larger storage capacity of 32GB and 128GB in March 2017. The product analyst Ming-Chi Kuo was indeed right on his prediction that the device will not be refreshed in the Worldwide Developers Conference 2018 event.
In terms of specifications, the rumored iPhone SE2 will be an iPhone X-inspired full redesign but somehow similar to the current iPhone SE. However, a glass back might be present to support wireless charging technology. The size will be smaller making it more suitable for one-handed usage. The notched display will also be noticeable but no more home button.
So, what do you think of the latest update about the iPhone SE2 and the original iPhone SE? Share your valuable thoughts and ideas by writing in the comment section below.