A whole host of rumors over the past several weeks have claimed that Apple will launch its successor to the iPhone SE in early 2020, and a new report now seemingly confirms such assertions. According to German tech site, iPhone-Ticker, the new low-cost iPhone will be officially announced March 31st, almost three months before the WWDC event takes place in June.
The report further claims that the phone will go on sale from April 3rd, which also tallies with an investor note penned late last year by famed Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo. According to Kuo, the devices will be launched in the first half of 2020 and, will start at $399 (around Rs. 28,000). Recent reports have also suggested that Apple might launch a grand total of six iPhones this year, including two low-cost devices as successors to the iPhone SE.
While the latest report doesn’t reveal anything about the names of the upcoming low-cost iPhones, earlier reports suggested that at least one of the two might be marketed as iPhone 9 rather than iPhone SE 2. The device is rumored to ship with the latest hardware under-the-hood, including the company’s latest A13 Bionic processor. It will also reportedly ship with 3GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 128GB of storage, but won’t have 3D Touch.
Other leaks have suggested that the device will come with an iPhone 8-like form-factor, but with a frosted-glass back like iPhone 11 Pro instead of the glossy glass on the iPhone 8. It might also support wireless charging like the current-gen iPhone lineup. The devices are also rumored to ship with single cameras at the back and a physical Home button, possibly, with integrated Touch ID.