New Low-Cost 'iPhone SE' Could Launch as Soon as Tomorrow

Apple's new low-cost iPhone is set to launch as early as Friday, April 3, according to a new report from 9to5Mac that cites a tip from a "highly trusted reader." The site says that while it can't be certain about the launch date, "Apple could reveal and begin taking orders for the new ‌iPhone‌ as soon as tomorrow."

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Apple is said to be planning to call the new ‌iPhone‌, which is expected to be priced somewhere around $399, the "iPhone SE" just like the 2016 ‌iPhone SE‌, which was also positioned as a low-cost device.

The 2020 ‌iPhone SE‌ is expected to come in white, black, and PRODUCT(Red) color options, and Apple will offer 64, 128, and 256GB storage capacities.

Prior rumors have suggested that the low-cost 2020 ‌iPhone SE‌ will be identical to the 4.7-inch ‌iPhone‌ 8 when it comes to design, featuring thick top and bottom bezels and a Touch ID Home button. It will have a single-lens rear camera, NFC support, and the same A13 chip that's in the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro.

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Top Rated Comments

tipoo Avatar
13 months ago
Anyone remember how fast the SE felt on launch year, because it was running the 6S chipset at a lower resolution, and in doing so felt even more fluid than the flagships?

A13 on 750P? Holy overkill batman! Though at that point, an interim resolution bump even to 900p or so would be appreciated, as the SoC is well overkill at that point and the GPU powers higher resolutions with still stellar bettery life.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cwwilson Avatar
13 months ago
With all that's been going on in the world lately, it would take some serious cojones to release a new phone, seeing as people are losing their jobs left, right and center....ending up in the hospital or worse. We are in the midst of the worst global catastrophe of our lifetimes, I think launching a new iPhone at this current time would be seen as poor taste.

Apple may be better served to hold off for a least a couple more months (July, perhaps?).
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JPack Avatar
13 months ago

Out of all the names they could have picked, they picked the One that makes the least sense

it’s gonna confuse a lot of people who have a current iPhone SE

if you’re gonna use that name then just call it the SE 2

iPhone 9 makes A lot more sense than “iPhone SE (2020)”
It's no different than the iPad (2017), iPad (2018), and iPad (2019).

The old iPhone SE is no longer available for sale and it's a 4 year old product. Most consumers shouldn't be confused.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarlJ Avatar
13 months ago

Friday would be weird.
Who knows though.
We live in weird times. If they announced tomorrow morning, something even stranger would come along within an hour.


I wouldn’t think such a small iPhone would even be popular as now days everyone has gotten used to bigger phones, a SE screen is so small
Your definitions of “everyone” and “small” are not universal.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
citysnaps Avatar
13 months ago

We are in the midst of the worst global catastrophe of our lifetimes, I think launching a new iPhone at this current time would be seen as poor taste.
People still need to communicate and replace older phones. Hat-tip to Apple for having a new option available.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JPack Avatar
13 months ago

With all that's been going on in the world lately, it would take some serious cojones to release a new phone, seeing as people are losing their jobs left, right and center....ending up in the hospital or worse. We are in the midst of the worst global catastrophe of our lifetimes, I think launching a new iPhone at this current time would be seen as poor taste.

Apple may be better served to hold off for a least a couple more months (July, perhaps?).
The longer Apple waits, the browner the banana.

Apple has already sunk NRE costs into the device. Supplier contracts have been signed. Delaying it to July wouldn't help.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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