Although it seemed unlikely at first, things are starting to look up for those of you who were excited for a sequel to the iPhone SE. In a new report by a French website, the successor to the iPhone SE could be making an official appearance pretty soon.
Consomac spotted an entry in the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) by Apple who registered a bunch of unreleased iPhone model numbers. These numbers are A1920, A1921, A1984, A2097, A2098, A2099, A2101, A2103, A2104, A2105 and A2106. The filing also stated that each model represents and Apple-branded smartphone running iOS 11.
At this point, it seems too soon for the iPhone 9/XI or whatever Apple will call their next-generation iPhone. That means, there is a high chance that some of these could be the successor to the iPhone SE which hasn’t been updated since its launch back in 2016.
The question is: What kind of refresh would it be? Are we talking about something as simple as a processor update like what we saw Apple do with the new entry-level iPad, or are we looking at some radical redesign like the handset we saw leaked earlier?
I’m still not buying the idea of the iPhone SE receiving a completely redesigned sequel especially considering the little smartphone’s purpose. It is a device designed to make money by recycling old parts and lowering the bar of entry to the iOS ecosystem.
This doesn’t signal to me that it’s the kind of device that Apple would pour too much time or resources into completely redesigning — especially not if the current formula works so well. So, for now, I think that it’ll be a fairly light refresh and I will continue to believe so until I see evidence to the contrary.
What about you guys? Let me know in the comments below? What kind of iPhone SE 2 are you looking forward to?