Apple is currently enjoying great demand for the recently launched new second-generation iPhone SE 2020, which is designed to appeal to many customers who are looking for a smaller, cheaper smartphone with a 4.7-inch display. It will still take a while until the “iPhone SE 2 Plus” arrives.
In addition to the recently introduced iPhone SE “2”, Apple is also planning a larger version, but due to the effects of the increasing spread of the new coronavirus, there are also changes in Apple’s planning for the introduction of new products. Accordingly, the larger model of the cheapest iPhone should also be affected.
As the most well-informed and Apple-focused financial analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a message to investors, according to 9to5Mac, the US computer group has clearly put the introduction of the iPhone SE “Plus”, which is probably equipped with a 5.5-inch display, to the rear postponed. Instead of launching this year, Apple is said to plan to launch the new device in 2021.
Kuo originally announced the launch of the larger iPhone SE 2020 in the first half of 2021, but Apple’s schedule has now changed. Even an appointment in the second half of the year is no longer considered safe, it is said. The second-generation iPhone SE is basically a modernized iPhone 8 and looks accordingly. The device connects the modern platform around the Apple A13 Bionic SoC with the same 4.7-inch display as in the iPhone 8 and also offers largely identical features.
However, the entry price of “only” 479 euros is significantly lower. According to many market observers, Apple is now making life significantly more difficult for providers of Android mid-range smartphones with the device but is also partially digging itself sales of the expensive iPhone 11 series.