Apple's Upcoming Low-Cost iPhone Could Launch as Early as March

Apple will start mass production on the rumored low-cost iPhone that's in the works starting in February, reports Bloomberg. The new ‌iPhone‌ could launch as soon as March after production begins.

Rumors suggest the new ‌iPhone‌ will be similar in design to an iPhone 8, offering up a 4.7-inch LCD display, thick top and bottom bezels, a Touch ID Home button instead of Face ID, and a single-lens rear camera, but it will be equipped with a modern A13 chip and 3GB RAM.

‌iPhone‌ SE and ‌iPhone 8‌

The ‌iPhone‌ will be the first truly low-cost ‌iPhone‌ Apple has introduced since the ‌iPhone‌ SE, which has led to the device being called the "iPhone SE 2" in some rumors, even though it's not expected to be as small as the original ‌iPhone‌ SE. There has been some speculation that Apple could call it the "iPhone 9," a number that was skipped with the 2017 unveiling of the ‌iPhone‌ X, but it's not clear what it will be named.

Render of what the low-cost ‌iPhone‌ could look like, via OnLeaks

Given the $399 pricing of the original ‌iPhone‌ SE, which was also positioned as a more affordable ‌iPhone‌ option, the new low-cost device could potentially be sold at the same $399 price point, making it Apple's most affordable ‌iPhone‌. The ‌iPhone 8‌ is currently the lowest priced ‌iPhone‌ Apple sells at $449.

The low-cost ‌iPhone‌ will be Apple's first ‌iPhone‌ in 2020, with additional ‌iPhone‌ models slated for release in the fall of 2020 with higher-end all-glass designs like current flagship iPhones, 5G technology, and rear 3D cameras. For full details on what to expect from the low-cost ‌iPhone‌, make sure to check out our roundup.

Related Roundup: iPhone SE 2

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4 weeks ago
How many times have they re-released this model with a different iPhone name suffix now?

It is time to re-release the real iPhone SE...
Rating: 33 Votes
4 weeks ago
The iPhone SE form factor but all-screen would be perfect.
Rating: 23 Votes
4 weeks ago


Give us a new phone with the original iphone body, but modern internals and screen PLEASE


iPhone Classic™

:p
Rating: 14 Votes
4 weeks ago
SE sold great! I still know SE holdouts.
Rating: 11 Votes
4 weeks ago
I'm not a betting man, but even I would wager quite a bit of money that Apple will be holding a March event. There's just way too much in the works for them not to. New iPhone SE, iPad Pros, Tags, and the next year's roadmap for all their services.
Rating: 8 Votes
4 weeks ago


Give us a new phone with the original iphone body, but modern internals and screen PLEASE


And look of iOS 1-6.
Rating: 7 Votes
4 weeks ago


I refuse to part with my SE, and my wife

That’s good that you won’t part with your wife! ?
Rating: 7 Votes
4 weeks ago
I refuse to part with my SE, and my wife


SE sold great! I still know SE holdouts.


I'm one of those... and my wife refuses to let me replace her 5S with one...
Rating: 7 Votes
4 weeks ago
8 discontinued; I'd assume.
Rating: 6 Votes
4 weeks ago


I’ve been saying for years there won’t be another SE with it’s useless tiny screen.


The SE screen isn’t useless. It is, from my perspective, perfect for how I use my phone. That is, I primarily use it as a phone. I don’t need a big screen for a phone. I also use it as an iPod. The screen size is irrelevant to playing music. I also send messages and look at websites when on the go. The screen size works fine for that as well.

I actually find a larger screen useless. And I find the larger phone size resulting from a larger screen to be less than ideal as the phone then takes up more space in my pocket.

I realize lots of people like big screens. But not everyone does. My desire for a phone that fits well in my pocket far exceeds my desire for the latest phone or an Apple made phone. So I hold onto my SE hoping Apple someday makes a product for people like me.
Rating: 6 Votes

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