Apple too seems to have been taken by surprise with the sort of response the entry-level iPhone model has garnered so far. The 128GB iPhone SE 2 is $449.99 without a deal while the largest option, the 256GB model, will cost you $549 without a deal. And now, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple could be delaying the launch of its 2020 iPhones.
It has always been predicted that the launch of Apple's next iPhones could be delayed due to the coronavirus.
Incidentally, Kuo says the 5G iPhone will have a 6.7-inch screen, bigger than the 6.5-inch one in the iPhone 11 Pro Max. These handsets will come with 5G, but miss out on the fastest mmWave version of the technology, and are expected to go into mass production in September.
US-based global investment bank Goldman Sachs stated in a report released last week that the iPhone 12 may not be released until the beginning of November, as travel restrictions can hinder Apple's engineering and manufacturing process.
In a previous note, Kuo said that Apple was working on an "iPhone SE Plus" set to be released in the first half of 2021. Apple has discontinued the entire iPhone 8 series post the launch of the iPhone SE though for those who'd like to have a iPhone 8 Plus replacement will have to wait longer. The Verge reports that the analyst said back in December that the phone would have a 5.5-inch or 6.1-inch screen and use a Touch ID sensor located inside the power button. There's no reason therefore to believe that the iPhone SE won't be a massive success for Apple. So, its understandable buyers opting for the more reasonably priced iPhone SE rather than the premium iPhone 11 series. A few months back, the rumors of a new iPhone SE surfaced and Apple finally confirmed them last week. And why not? After all, the SE too features the same processor as the top tier iPhone while still being priced at just $399. Reports say the price will remain the same in the United States but it will be a bit higher in other markets. Are you planning to purchase the new iPhone SE? Let us know in the comments.