Apple is readying a second-generation version of its warmly received iPhone SE, with plans to launch in the first half of 2018.
That’s the word from Taiwanese industry experts at analysis company TrendForce, which claims that Apple has teamed up with assembly partner Wistron to manufacture the smartphone in Bangalore, India.
In November, reports citing sources close to Apple’s supply chain suggested that Apple was readying an iPhone SE 2 for launch in 2018.
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They made the same claims about the handset being put together in India, suggesting the rumours may have some traction.
There’s no word on what specs the iPhone SE 2 might include.
But given that the original, 2016 edition used the same internal components as the previous year’s iPhone 6s, it’s to be hoped that Apple will utilise the same chipset and camera as the iPhone 8.
Apple may look to unveil the iPhone SE 2 early in the year, with focus on its updated iPhone X coming towards the end of 2018.
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