Analysts Believe Apple Will Soon Discontinue the iPhone SE

Joanna Estrada
July 12, 2018

Analysts are speculating that the iPhone X and iPhone SE may not see past the third quarter. While the successor to the iPhone X will be essentially an upgraded iPhone X alongside a bigger 6.5-inch Plus-sized iPhone, the industry is more interested in the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone that's supposed to be the new budget offering in this year's iPhone lineup.

"It's worth noting that Donovan and Mullane do not appear to cite any sources behind their prediction, so their guess is as good as anyones".

"The fate of the iPhone SE has become increasingly uncertain as time goes on, as the current model has not been updated since it was first released in March 2016".

The analysts didn't share any other insights into what the three iPhone models this year might offer. While Apple might have the upper hand now, both brands are working to release their new models this year and there might be a new device on the top soon.

Unfortunately, the said smartphone will be unable to keep all the iPhone X's exceptional attributes.

While the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will still remain in the market, the iPhone X and iPhone SE will be discontinued this year, the report adds. That's according to a new report by research firm BlueFin Research Partners. This allows the handset display to remain cost effective but exhibit some of the benefits of OLED. It's not Apple's fastest phone. Battery life is excellent - it's still one of the longest-lived iPhones you can buy thanks to the lower screen resolution (relative to the larger models). They also expect the company to stop selling the cheaper iPhone SE as well.

The principle reason I prefer the device is because I can easily hold and type on it simultaneously using just one hand, even when using a case. The report also suggests that a lot of customers are also waiting to upgrade to the new iPhone devices. Despite being launched alongside two really well-rounded smartphones - iPhone 8 and 8 Plus - it managed to emerge as the major talking point from the event. However, the highest tier of iPhone X and X Plus will remain with it's premeium and iconic colors: silver, gold, rose gold and black.

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