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iPhone SE 2

An iPhone SE 2 May Be Arriving Sometime in 2018

January 2, 2018

Expect Apple to introduce an iPhone SE 2 sometime this year. That’s according to a new report from market research TrendForce, via MacRumors.

The iPhone SE originally hit the market in early 2016.

The iPhone SE originally hit the market in early 2016.

The original iPhone SE arrived in early 2016 and didn’t see any kind of update in 2017. It’s powered by an A9 processor and features a 12-megapixel rear camera with the 4-inch screen and design similar to the iPhone 5 line.

In the same report, TrendForce predicts that the 2018 iPhones will bring improved Face ID and more memory.

Two of the models will feature AMOLED displays. Apple is currently rumored to unveil three iPhone models this year, a larger “iPhone X Plus,” a second-generation iPhone X and a model with a 6.1-inch LCD display.

Here’s more from the report:

iPhone X sparked a heated discussion in 2017, but iPhone’s production volume increased by only 3% over 2016 due to the technical barriers in improving yield rate of innovative models. With regard to the supply chain, new iPhones in 2018 will continue to improve Face ID technology, screen to body ratio, etc., moreover, the company plans to increase the memory content and embed AMOLED display in two of its models. […]

In terms of biometric recognition, iPhone will continue to feature Face ID while other brands will use mainly capacitive fingerprint sensors in the first half of 2018 due to existing technical barriers.

A look ahead