Fans of smaller handsets got some good news recently, when Apple launched the
new iPhone SE for 2020, a budget model that replaces the old faithful iPhone 8. Oddly enough Apple did not reveal a replacement for the iPhone 8 Plus at the same time, but some well-informed analysts inform us that such a model is under development right now.
When will the so-called iPhone SE Plus come out, however? Not until the second half of 2021, if
Ming-Chi Kuo, perhaps the best-informed analyst of all, has got it right.
“We predicted that Apple would launch the new iPhone model in 1H21 in a previous report,” he says. “However, we [now] think that Apple will likely postpone the new model from 1H21 to 2H21.”
The iPhone SE Plus is believed to have a 5.5 or 6.1in LCD screen, although the exact size has yet to be confirmed. More radically, it will have an all-screen design (like the iPhone 11) but won’t offer Face ID: instead there will be a power button on the edge with Touch ID built in.
There will also be a notch, albeit slightly smaller than the one found in the iPhone 11 because it won’t have to house so many sensors.
We can also expect an A13 or A14 processor.
This article originally appeared on
MacWorld Sweden. Translation by David Price.