Apple is unlikely to launch a new version of the iPhone SE in the second quarter of 2018, with the California company pouring all of its smartphone resources into updated versions of the iPhone X.
That’s the latest inside line from Ming Chi Kuo, the KGI analyst who's made a series of bold predictions about Apple’s 2018 plans in recent weeks.
He says that with the focus trained on a new iPhone X, larger iPhone X Plus and more affordable iPhone X–style handset with LCD screen, Apple simply does not have the resources to develop and release the iPhone SE 2.
Apple is also said to be wary of seeing any of those devices delayed, as the iPhone X was towards the end of 2017.
Rumours have flown about plans to update the iPhone SE, which was first launched in March 2016. Various tech sites had suggested Apple was plotting a device with a glass frame in order to support wireless charging, as well as the inclusion of tech used in the iPhone 7.
Kuo says that if Apple does release the iPhone SE 2, it won’t be until later this year and with minimal changes to its specs.
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