The iPhone SE was a pleasant surprise for Apple fans looking for big power without the large form factor (and price) of flagship iPhones, but there's been a big question mark since the phone's release whether Apple would revisit its lower-priced line.
Thankfully, it looks as though like Apple is planning to launch an upgraded by the first quarter of 2018, according to a report today from Focus Taiwan (opens in new tab), citing local sources speaking to CNA.
The iPhone SE 2 will be manufactured in India by a company called Wistron, the sources said, which backs up an August 1 report by Tekz24 (opens in new tab). Wistron is reportedly in the process of growing its production base in the country in preparation for the next-gen iPhone SE.
Of note is that Wistron will apparently begin shipping the iPhone SE 2 in India first before making the phone available elsewhere.
Small size, bigger processor
Storage-wise, the iPhone SE 2 is said to come in either 32GB and 128GB options, matching Apple's last upgrade to the iPhone SE when it doubled the storage capacity (opens in new tab) for the same price earlier this year.
Other rumored features include a 12MP rear camera and 5MP camera on the front.
Take the above with a hearty grain of salt as Tekz24 is an untested source of information, but these specifications aren't too much of a stretch.
As rumors mount towards the iPhone 8 potentially being quite pricey, Apple would be remiss to not have a more wallet friendly and more pocket-able iPhone on deck. We'll just have to see whether the iPhone SE 2 makes its debut next year or during the iPhone 8's likely September launch.
Michelle Fitzsimmons contributed to this report
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