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Apple’s cheaper iPhone SE successor may arrive next year

The new iPhone SE will be based on the iPhone 8 Apple’s cheaper iPhone SE successor may arrive next year
Cecil Davis | 10 September, 2019, 15:18

Apple has been reportedly working on in-display Touch ID for quite awhile now.

Apple is expected to unveil a trio of new iPhones on September 10, inviting the media to the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California for its big fall event taking place at 1PM ET / 10AM PT. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously said the in-display fingerprint sensor won't make it into this year's models. It shared some features with iPhone 6S- which was Apple's flagship iPhone design at the time- such as its A9 processor and the Live Photos function that animates images taken with the phone's video camera.

We should see Apple revealing new iPhones that will replace current handsets in the iPhone XS, XS Mac, and XR. Now, the upcoming new iPhone 11 is shaping up to be nearly identical to the iPhone X and the iPhone XR/XS series smartphones from the past two years.

According to Bloomberg, "Suppliers have proven their ability to integrate the technology into iPhones, but the company has not managed to mass-produce it yet".

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More and more Android phone makers are including in-display fingerprint sensors this year, so Apple is a bit behind the curve as often happens on features such as this.

Huawei offers smart devices that are significantly cheaper than its flagship Mate line under its Honor brand, that includes phones like the Honor 6X and Honor View10 that can be found for as cheap as $180 and $400 respectively. Face ID works remarkably well for many users, but there are still some people who don't have much luck with it and would prefer Touch ID.

It seemed like it was the natural successor to Touch ID, and Apple's messaging around Face ID certainly underscored that idea. First it was the Apple TV set, and now it's the iPhone SE 2 and Touch ID that is embedded into the screen. According to the information from the before-mentioned source, iPhone SE 2 would sport a 4.7-inch LCD. The lower price tag will help Apple reclaim its lost market share to Huawei in China and other parts of the world.

The new model would be Apple's first low-priced smartphone since the launch of the iPhone SE in 2016, which started at $399. Apple reported its first-ever decline in iPhone shipments for past year, and this summer it lost the title of No. 2 smartphone maker to Huawei.