APPLE IS PLANNING to release a successor to the "affordable" iPhone SE in 2018, according to reports.
Taiwanese publication CENS (us neither) reports that Wistron, one of Apple's main manufacturing partners, is planning to build a new factory in India in order to ensure it has the production capacity to build the iPhone SE 2.
The report doesn't give an exact release date but claims that mass production os the so-called iPhone SE 2 will begin in the first quarter, likely a sign that it'll launch around mid-2018.
Not much is known about the upcoming iPhone, but CENS says it probably won't be that different to the original iPhone SE - once the best selling smartphone in the UK - with Apple set to equip the device with the same 4in display and a Touch ID sensor baked into the home button.
The handset will reportedly be available with a choice of 32GB or 128GB storage.
Earlier rumours also claimed the upcoming handset would pack 2GB RAM and Apple's A10 chipset, putting it roughly on par with the iPhone 7 specs-wise. There's also talk that the SE 2 will feature a 12MPrear camera, 5MP front camera and a slightly larger 1,700 mAh battery.
Once it arrives, Apple's iPhone SE 2 will reportedly fetch $450 (around £340). The original iPhone SE was available. µ
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