“Based on the new information 9to5Mac has learned, Apple will simply call the new entry-level model “iPhone SE” while referencing the new hardware as the 2020 version”, the publication said.
“While we cannot confirm when Apple will announce the 2020 iPhone SE, it’s possible Apple could reveal and begin taking orders for the new iPhone as soon as tomorrow”, which would mean Friday 3 April.
It went on to say the phone will come in white, black or PRODUCT(RED) versions and with three storage options. Previous rumours had not included the high end 256GB model.
Additionally it claims that five cases will be available for the iPhone SE: Black silicone, White silicone, Red leather, Black leather and Midnight blue leather.
While pricing is still unconfirmed, reports have suggested Apple wishes to reintroduce the £399/$399 price point of the original SE. If the new SE does come in at this starting price, it’ll represent excellent value for money for a modern-spec iPhone.
The phone is widely expected to assume the form factor of the iPhone 8 but pack in the internals of the iPhone 11. It’ll likely drop features like 3D Touch, not seen on an iPhone since the iPhone XS, but retain Apple favourites like Touch ID.
The iPhone 8 line will almost certainly be dropped by Apple following the release of the new iPhone SE.