El ‘iPhone SE 2’ llegará en marzo, afirma Bloomberg: qué esperar del “iPhone asequible” de Apple.
Diversos factores han hecho que el iPhone SE de Apple sea uno de los que más interés despierte, especialmente cuando se espera una renovación. Su precio más reducido que el resto de modelos y sobre todo su pantalla más pequeña son los principales argumentos a favor, aunque el próximo modelo puede que sea más grande y con un precio más alto. Sea como sea, todo apunta a que a este ‘iPhone SE 2’ lo veremos debutar en marzo.
Bloomberg through Mark Gurman, who generally have a good track record of Apple’s future actions, estimates that Apple’s low-cost iPhone will be presented in March. Apple suppliers will start manufacturing it this February. These suppliers will be Hon Hai, Pegatron and Wistron. These are three manufacturers that have previously worked with Apple to manufacture the iPhone, although there is no mention of Foxconn, the main supplier of the iPhone for more than a decade.
The rumors about the ‘iPhone SE 2’ have been constant for years, in different designs, with different functions and different dates. It still does not arrive, although it is true that the rumors in this regard are becoming more precise and an affordable iPhone makes sense in March 2020.
A renewal more of the iPhone 8 than the iPhone SE
The iPhone SE has a design very similar to the iPhone 5 / 5s, Apple introduced it in a way to renew that model. It maintained specifications and design to focus on improving its performance with a new processor. A way to offer a cheaper iPhone (and resell the iPhone 5s) without sacrificing the user experience with a processor that does not allow the system to run smoothly.
The argument for which this iPhone is so expected is because people love its small size. The reality is that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (larger screens) broke sales records and the Plus / Max models were always more successful in the following years. The mobile industry has moved to larger smartphones because larger screens are more attractive. The iPhone SE and the four inches actually belong to a redoubt of users.
For this year, those four inches of the iPhone SE will not be maintained if the rumors are true. A similar iPhone is expected in design to the iPhone 8, that implies larger size, 4.7-inch screen, a camera and Touch ID among other features.
What will set it apart from the iPhone 8? In principle a new processor, most likely it is the A13 Bionic that we have in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro presented last September. The A14 chip will hardly reach this supposed ‘iPhone SE 2’, since Apple always reserves the launch of a new processor for its star phones, which this time will arrive in September 2020. It is also difficult to see Face ID in this model Well, that would mean reducing frames, enlarging the screen and removing the Touch ID, which would make it practically an iPhone 11.
Its price? Ming-Chi Kuo assured in October of last year an exit price of US $ 399 (to put in context this price, the iPhone 87 currently costs US $ 449). Exit price that can increase depending on the amount of storage chosen, each jump usually involves between 50 and 100 dollars more. It would not be surprising if the rumors are true and we see this iPhone in March the iPhone 8 disappears from Apple stores. As for the current iPhone SE, it stopped selling a while ago.
In emerging markets is where Apple’s “affordable iPhone” makes the most sense, the company has been placing phones such as the iPhone 8 or generations prior to the last one released in recent years. It also takes advantage of strategies that allow it to reduce costs, for example in India part of the taxes are avoided by manufacturing a percentage of the products in the country. It is no coincidence that Wistron and Pegatron, two of the companies that are supposed to manufacture this phone from February, have factories in India.