Apple iPhone 7s Could Spoil iPhone SE2 Plans

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With the release of the 32GB and 128GB versions of the iPhone SE, it is now worth wondering about the fate of the iPhone SE2 – whether Apple would develop a next-gen model for the diminutive device, and if so, when it would be released.

In a sequitur way of looking at it, the iPhone SE2 should be based off the iPhone 7s the same way the current model is based off the iPhone 6s, but new reports seem to suggest that that may not be how the plot would unfurl.

A BGR report claims that mass production of Apple’s latest A11 processor is set to begin this month and should reach 50 million units before July. By the end of the year, that figure would be doubled, which could only mean that the same processor would be used across the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and iPhone 8 (or iPhone Edition).

If the iPhone SE2 is derived from the same internals of the iPhone 7s, it would be based on the iPhone 8 as well. As such it would not make sense for the 4.0-inch model to follow the same launch schedule as its predecessor, which was rolled out six after the iPhone 6s.

This doesn’t necessarily mean that the SE2 wouldn’t arrive at all; it just means that Apple may be waiting longer to release it. Perhaps we would have to wait a full year after the iPhone 8 and 7s/Plus to debut before the SE successor sees the light of day.