When we asked you whether you want to see а still-small but more powerful sequel to Apple’s iPhone SE cutie pie, the answer was a resounding “yes!”. The reason why? Well, it was the only hope that a small iPhone will live on, and there are plenty of Apple fans that resent the era of 6 inch screen diagonals, and counting.
Apple’s iPhone SE 2 Indian connection
The iPhone SE design is roughly an iPhone 5s derivative, is powered by the A9 chipset used in the Apple iPhone 6s, with 2GB of RAM, a 12MP rear-facing camera, and storage options that doubled in March 2017 to 64GB and 128GB, starting at $349 at the time.
As for the Apple iPhone SE 2 at this point, the alleged “reports” from Indian factory insiders claimed that the handset will keep the 4-inch display, 12 MP camera, RAM and storage amounts, but would be powered by Apple’s A10 Fusion chip, upgrade the front camera to a 5 MP FaceTime unit, and boast a slightly larger 1700 mAh battery. It made sense at the time, including the modest but welcome specs upgrade.
The iPhone SE 2 leaks
In with the iPod touch 2019, out with the iPhone SE 2
Where does that leave that elusive unicorn of a tiny Apple handset, the iPhone SE 2? Well, in the dust bin of rumor history, as it is now becoming clear that all those leaks, tips and speculation about an upcoming retro-sized 4-incher with an upgraded A10 Fusion chipset seem to have been based on the newly-minted iPod touch that Apple announced, rather than on a magical iPhone SE 2 unicorn. Sad?