Apple Plans New iPhone Model Launch

Apple Plans New iPhone Model Launch
Apple is reportedly close to launching a successor to its low-cost iPhone SE smartphone.

(CCM) — Apple is planning to release a new low-cost iPhone as early as next March, according to a Tech Times report.

It quotes information from the China Economic Daily, which says that work is underway on an iPhone SE 2 with a launch date expected before July 2018 at a price point of about $450. The current iPhone SE offering, which starts at $349, was launched in March 2016 and was beefed up in March 2017 with some new storage options. It therefore speculates that the new iPhone SE 2 will enter mass production in the first quarter of 2018 with a March release date targeted.

The iPhone SE 2 is likely to have a more power processor and an improved camera, according to the report, but it is likely to retain the relatively small 4-inch screen. It will be offered in 32 GB and 128 GB storage configurations and is expected to be equipped with 2 GB of RAM.

The new handset will be made by Taiwanese manufacturer Winstron at its Bengaluru factory in India, according to the report.

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