Apple is bracing itself for the launch of new iPhone 8, but it turns out that the company is working on more iPhone models including second-generation iPhone SE. The new 4 inch iPhone would be specifically intended for consumers who still want a small iPhone. Reports state that Apple is currently finalizing its design ahead of a possible launch in 2018.
The fall of this year would be entirely dedicated to iPhone 8, so the Cupertino-based giant desires to hold back the new iPhone SE until 2018 and will launch it at nearly two years after the original model.
Although rumors suggest that Apple could launch a new iPhone SE as soon as this month, there are also indications that the tech major wants to give up on the new 4 inch iPhone completely, aiming instead at the 4.7-inch, 5.5-inch, and the new 5.8-inch models.
The new iPhone SE could feature 4.2-inch and the latest-generation hardware, including Apple’s new chip that will make its debut with iPhone 7s and 7s Plus this year.
The latest reports claim that the second-generation iPhone SE would be manufactured by Wistron in India. The company wants to target developing markets by positioning the device as a more affordable alternative to the top iPhones. Thus, India is likely to be the first country receiving the new 4 inch iPhone, though Apple is anticipated to introduce it worldwide as well.
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Most probably, the iPhone maker desires to use its Indian collaborators to get some incentives from the local government as it has been struggling for a long time to expand into the country and make iPhones available to Indian buyers.