Apple is reportedly working on a sequel to the popular 4-inch iPhone SE and today we want to walk you through some reasons to and not to wait for the rumored iPhone SE 2 release.
If you’re in the market for a new iPhone but you don’t want one with a huge display, you’ll want to take a long hard look at Apple’s 4-inch iPhone SE.
With iPhone 5 software support stopping at iOS 10.3.3, and with the iPhone 5s most likely on its last legs, the iPhone SE is the best small screen iPhone available. It stands to improve later this year when Apple rolls out its highly anticipated iOS 11 operating system.
Nothing is confirmed but there’s a chance Apple will continue to offer an 4-inch alternative to those that aren’t in love with the display sizes of its current and future iPhone models. Apple’s highly anticipated iPhone 8 is rumored to have a 5-inch+ display while the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus are rumored to have 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays respectively.
It might not happen this year but rumors point to a possible arrival in early 2018. And with the year winding down, some of you might want to think about waiting for the iPhone SE 2 launch.
With that said, some of you might not want to wait for Apple to announce a new 4-inch iPhone. After all, there are several excellent iPhone SE 2 alternatives on the market right now and we’ll see several more launch before the end of the year.
Don't Wait for the iPhone 8 Launch Event
If you're planning to buy a new phone this year, be it an iPhone or something else, you'll probably want to move away from the idea of waiting for the iPhone SE 2.
Earlier this year, a rather curious rumor suggested Apple would announce an iPhone SE 2 in August. That almost certainly won't happen.
Apple typically announces new iPhone models in September and all signs point to an iPhone event taking place sometime next month. In other words, we probably won't see an iPhone SE 2 debut in August.
While it would be great to see an iPhone SE 2 emerge during the fall iPhone event, the best sources claim this probably won't be the case.
Apple insiders like Ming-Chi Kuo haven't included a new 4-inch iPhone in their recent reports (they're all focused on three iPhones: iPhone 8, iPhone 7s, & iPhone 7s Plus) which is essentially a death knell for a 4-inch iPhone launch in September.
The best case scenario at this point is an iPhone SE 2 launch in 2018 and if we're lucky, sometime in early 2018.
Anything is possible but if you're banking on an iPhone SE 2 release this fall, you're probably going to end up disappointed.
Start looking elsewhere.