02 April 2021
Earlier this year, Apple debuted iPhone SE (2020) as an iPhone model that was not only compact in size but also quite affordable to own. It proved to be a success among buyers who wanted all the goodness of Apple without breaking a bank. Now, if you were waiting for its successor to arrive next year, there is a disappointing piece of news.
As per renowned market research analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will not be releasing the iPhone SE 2021 during the first half of 2021. It is worth noting that this is a speculative name and Apple could even choose to name it something else. He adds that there is a battle going on between up to four Apple suppliers for supplying camera sensors for the iPhone 13 models.
His research note does mention whether we will see iPhone SE (2020) successor launch sometime in the second half. Historically, this is the time frame that Apple reserves for announcing the main iPhone models. This year, it unveiled a total of four models including iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
To give you an overview of the iPhone SE (2020), it comes with a 4.7-inch Retina IPS LCD display. There is the Apple A13 Bionic chipset with storage options going as high as 256GB. There is a single 12-megapixel shooter on the back and a 7-megapixel camera on the front. It runs the latest iOS 14 operating system and also has Touch ID for biometric authentication.