Like every year, when the summer comes, the portraits of the iPhones in the year also appear almost full. This year, it will be a disappointing portrait: iPhone 2019 is just an "S" version of the iPhone 2018 (and 2017), not a new design or really new feature.
Of course, Apple will not keep the current design forever. Every signal that the Apple house is preparing for 2020 is surprising, similar to what has been done in 2017. And the biggest surprise: in 2020, there will not be only 3 iPhones inheriting the line. Current X (3 sizes 5.4, 6.1 and 6.7). Based on information from the supply chain, in 2020 Apple will unveil a "lower-cost iPhone model, the size of an iPhone 8, no OLED or 5G".
In 2020, iPhone SE will have a successor with the form of iPhone 8.
In other words, in 2020, Apple may launch a true legacy version of the iPhone SE!
The true successor of the iPhone SE
Remember what SE brought in 2016. At an unprecedented price for a brand new iPhone ($ 450), the iPhone SE is a surprise when it comes to the strongest configuration, on par. with iPhone 6s. The design used by Apple is also a luxurious metal case like the previous iPhone 5s, instead of using a plastic case, even if it is on an unprecedented low price in Apple history.
On the opposite side, it is clear that the iPhone SE also has a weakness that makes the product a poorer option than 6s: screen is only 4 inches. Before SE and 6s, the iPhone 6 has raised the standard minimum size up to 4.7 inches, turning SE into a "antiquity" representing an old smartphone era, at that time was far away.
Saying to SE is to say a SE is fast and smooth, extremely … obsolete.
Back to the cheap iPhone in 2020: leaked information that the product will look like the iPhone 8. This is how Apple can create a genuine iPhone SE generation, blending both elements: experience / performance and design standards … obsolete, not desirable. Apple will certainly not hesitate to bring a powerful chip that is equal to the iPhone 2019 or 2020 on a new "low-cost" product to attract users who need it.
On the other hand, Apple will cut down on many features, will use LCD screens with poorer display quality than OLED and will surely equip cameras much less than the X series. Apple may re-use the whole shell. iPhone 8 or worse is 7 or 6s (like SE used to reuse 5s). In particular, in this era, who still dreamed of the screen 16: 9?
Very need SE back at the moment
The iPhone SE is a compromised product. On the one hand, it's a smartphone just enough for a normal user experience, with tasks like surfing the web, surfing face or even playing the latest game. On the other hand, that smartphone lacks 3 elements that can be considered as a competitive key of any high-end smartphone line: design, screen and camera.
The iPhone SE is Apple's first test of mid-range.
When launched, iPhone SE is Apple's test into the mid-end / high-end segment … By the time iPhone X was so terrible, Apple had realized that the Apple house did not need to care about users who did not have surplus. budget.
But it is also because iPhone X so that Apple will need to bring SE soon: through limited sales of the XS generation, anyone can see that the thousand dollar fever has ended. Even XR with the majority of similar experiences like iPhone X could not revive sales for the Apple. On the other side of the front line, Chinese rivals are rising strongly: OPPO Reno or Mi 9 SE only start at the same price as the previous iPhone SE.
Now is the time for Apple to respond to China to bring smartphone sales back. Time is also "natural time", because the array of services developed strongly allows Tim Cook to be less concerned about the selling price of smartphones. Another "good time", because compared to the 16: 9 smartphone in 2019, was outdated but still acceptable enough for those who wanted to set foot on the land of Bad Bite Apple for the first time.
More than ever, it's time for Apple to come back.
The only question remaining is when? Perhaps like SE before, Apple's new "obsolete bargain" will be screened in March next year, to revive sales for a generation of 2019 that will certainly not be as successful as iPhone X …