Apple has seen a decline in iPhone sales recently following the launch of its flagship devices like the iPhone Xr. The company’s sales are especially struggling in markets like China and India, where the latest iPhones are quite expensive, making the more affordable options from other companies like Huawei much more enticing.
And to hit back at companies like Huawei, Apple is reportedly planning on a successor to the iPhone SE. According to a new report from Nikkei, Apple is working on a new low-cost iPhone device. The new device, which is expected to arrive in early 2020, will feature a design similar to the 4.7-inch iPhone 8.
Price of the new device, along with its branding, is yet to be decided, but Apple is internally referring to the device as the “latest generation of the iPhone SE”.
Nikkei‘s report doesn’t include a lot of the technical details about the device, but the report does confirm another recent report from April by the Economic Daily News which stated that the new iPhone will feature an LCD display to save costs. The report also stated that it will feature Apple’s A13 processor and a single-lens camera on the back. It is not clear, however, whether the device will include a notched design like the latest iPhone flagships, or whether it will feature Face ID over Touch ID. Chances are, Apple will probably stick to Touch ID to save costs.
Apple isn’t expected to reveal the new iPhone SE till early 2020, so I doubt we will get to hear about it at the company’s iPhone event next week, where we are expecting three new high-end iPhones.