Apple Could Be Releasing New SE Model

Joanna Estrada
April 20, 2018

In that case, it's worth looking out for it at the WWDC in June.

Apple might be releasing a slew of affordable iPhones which could be an update to the SE after a regulatory filing in the Eurasian Economic Commission was spotted.

When the iPhone SE came out in 2016, many people thought it would be a one time deal. One of these models is anticipated to be the iPhone SE 2, replacing the 2-year-old iPhone SE as the new low-priced option in Apple's smartphone lineup.

The heavily rumored iPhone SE 2 could be nearing its release, that is if a new filing at a European regulatory agency is any indication. These model numbers are A1920, A1921, A1984, A2097, A2098, A2099, A2101, A2103, A2104, and A2106.

There's no suggestion that the unseen model numbers correspond with unique new phones, they could simply delineate factors such as carrier and country of sale.

Notably, the iPhone maker sometimes uses different model numbers for the same type of iPhone. The EEC usually adds new products to its database roughly a month before their official announcement, so the latest evidence certainly suggests a WWDC 2018 unveiling could be likely.

Does this mean we'll be getting 11 new iPhone SE 2 variants? And since it is going to be a niche device, the iPhone SE 2 will not have to worry about any direct competition.

Previous rumors indicated that the iPhone SE 2 would start shipping sometime in the first half of this year and come as a Made in India product manufactured by Wistron.

A next-generation iPhone SE also seems to fit with rumours that Apple is planning to launch an entry-level handset this summer.

The existing iPhone SE is now available at $349 or $449 in 64 GB and 128 GB configurations, respectively, and the iPhone SE 2 should come along the same lines, replacing the original model. The iPhone SE 2 is expected to be different from its predecessor in the design department as well. The third model is expected to be a replacement for the iPhone 8 with an LCD screen and likely utilising older production techniques. Even if the device doesn't feature a bezel-less front, you can still expect to see much thinner bezels compared to the iPhone SE.

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