This new report comes from the folks over at Nikkei Asian Review, who claim that Apple might tap the SE line once more to help it regain some market share. According to a new Bloomberg report, Apple is internally testing an iPhone with an in-display fingerprint sensor, technology we've already seen in some Android devices.
Amongst this sales decline, the arrival of a low-priced phone people have been yearning for can certainly boost Apple's numbers.
Needless to say, you should take all of these with a certain amount of skepticism, albeit a second-generation iPhone SE makes sense not only from a cost perspective, but also given that all premium models are getting a larger screen.
To combat sluggish market performance this year, Apple cut prices for its premium handsets in developing markets, which was somewhat effective: discounting the iPhone XR increased sales by 20 million in China, though Apple sales suffered an overall shortfall in the region.
Apple doesn't have compelling offers for these consumers at present. Yet despite its superiority, Apple seems intent on offering users both Touch ID and Face ID. And it's not holding back on glitzy features in this range, such as the new 5G Galaxy A90 with an in-screen fingerprint reader, the Galaxy 9 with four rear cameras, and the Galaxy A80 with a rotating camera. If the last two years are indicators of anything, the company might not sell as many units as it used to do prior to the iPhone X's release in 2017. Bloomberg's report said that Apple declined to comment. The devices are likely to feature a new chip called the A13 or a variant of the A12X in the current iPad Pros, according to CNET's round-up of rumored features.