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Apple iPhone SE 2 launch could be pushed to Q2 2020 owing to COVID-19 outbreak: Report

The COVID-19 outbreak has little question brought about many international know-how manufacturers to delay the launch of their 2020 merchandise. Apple is believed to be one such affected entity. According to a report filed by DigiTimes on March 5, Apple has requested its Taiwan-based PCB suppliers within the provide chain to defer pending shipments for what’s believed to be the corporate’s subsequent low-cost iPhone to the second quarter of the 12 months. The handset in query could be known as iPhone SE 2.

“As the coronavirus outbreak has reportedly prompted Apple to defer pull-in of PCB shipments for its iPhone SE2, originally set for launch in the first quarter, leading PCB maker Zhen Ding Technology – believed to be a supplier for the new iPhone – has expected better-than-usual revenue performance for the traditional off season in the second quarter,” reads an excerpt from the report. In our earlier article, we mentioned Apple could launch the iPhone SE 2 someday in March, given that there have been loads of indicators suggesting it. You can learn extra about that right here.

What we discover most puzzling is that one other report filed by DigiTimes on the identical day contradicts the primary. “Apple’s new entry-level LCD iPhone, tentatively dubbed iPhone SE2, has entered the final stage of engineering validation in Zhengzhou, China, where the vendor’s major manufacturing partners Foxconn Electronics and Pegatron run assembly lines,” reads an excerpt from the second report. Given that Apple additionally fears a “temporarily constrained” iPhone provide worldwide, we will assume the iPhone SE 2 will be launched in a few months.

The unique iPhone SE was launched available in the market in early 2016 and pulled from it final 12 months. Like what’s at the moment rumoured concerning the upcoming iPhone SE 2, the iPhone SE was a reworked model of a previous mannequin—the iPhone 5s. The iPhone SE 2, alternatively, is anticipated to take after the iPhone 8. We can count on it to sport the identical 4.7-inch IPS LCD display screen and the identical single 12MP rear digital camera. It ought to, nonetheless, include up to date internals for quicker efficiency. It also needs to get an replace to iOS 14 later this 12 months.

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