Apple likely to discontinue iPhone X this year

Apple's iPhone SE as seen on its official site

Apple's iPhone SE as seen on its official siteApple

Apple is expected to deliver a new iPhone SE next month, complete with refreshed internals that make it significantly snappier.

Speaking to the representatives from the website Mac Otakara at the Global Sources Mobile Electronics trade show in Hong Kong, case makers revealed that the next generation of iPhone SE, or the iPhone SE 2 will be launched in May. The unique feature of the SE is its smaller, more manageable size and its four-inch display. Similar to the latest iPhones, the iPhone SE 2 could come with a glass back, enabling support for wireless charging.

Given that at the beginning of June at Apple's scheduled conference of developers WWDC 2018, there is no doubt that the new items will be shown on 4 June. The A10 Fusion chip is also expected to support the HEVC video compression standard and the HEIF image format.

Experts believe that the planned presentation iPhone model number A1920, A1921, A1984, A2097, A2098, A2099, A2101, A2103, A2104, A2105 A2106 and are iPhone SE the second generation. It is expected to retain its Touch ID button and just 2GB of RAM, and there's no word as yet on whether Apple will upgrade its cameras. With the iPhone SE now available online for under Rs.20,000, we can expect the iPhone SE 2 32GB variant to be priced somewhere around the Rs.25,000 mark at launch in India. For what it's worth, popular KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had also said earlier this year that the handset could reach its end-of-life this summer.

The filing lists 11 new iPhone models, and tech bloggers think there's pretty good chance the iPhone SE will be relaunched as a cheaper alternative to the iPhone X. The previous model was quietly announced in March 2016. It also dropped the device's starting price to $349 last September.

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