According to recent media reports, although the new coronavirus pneumonia epidemic is still spreading globally, Apple insists that the iPhone SE 2 will be released at the end of March as planned. The company also reveals more specifications of this smartphone. Due to the recent outbreak, Apple faces many problems when launching new products. However, Apple has started producing the iPhone SE 2 (or iPhone 9) in other countries so that the phone can launch on schedule.
Specifically, since China is difficult to handle presently, Apple will move production and assembly to India and other regions. The latest report shows that Apple will hold a grand event on March 31. At this event, the company will probably release its new “budget” smartphone and several other new products. According to speculations, this smartphone will sell for $399 smartphone will be available for pre-order from March 31.
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The iPhone SE 2 will have a similar appearance to iPhone 8, which is why some reports call it iPhone 9. It will use a 4.7-inch screen with clear bezels on the top and bottom, making it ideal for people with smaller hands. In addition, this device does not have Face ID. However, the Home button will return while the Touch ID is built in below. This new phone will use Apple’s self-developed A13 Bionic chip. Despite its lower specifications, it will still be a powerful smartphone.
iPhone SE 2 could be very vital for the Latin American market
Analysts believe that the iPhone SE 2 will be very important for the Latin American market. Apple aims to challenge Huawei in Latin America. The company has to increase its market share in the fourth quarter of 2020. However, its more expensive devices will probably not change much. If Apple can start selling this “budget” device to the Brazilian market and other major Latin American countries (Mexico, Argentina, Costa Rica, and Peru), the company should achieve share growth in the fourth quarter of 2020 and perhaps challenge Huawei.