Is Apple's iPhone X a Disappointment or Not?

Posted April 22, 2018

To keep up with the latest trend is iPhones, Apple may remove the 3.5mm audio jack from the iPhone SE 2. Audio will be routed via the Lightening connector and Bluetooth instead.

Apple iPhone SE2 may not be provided with headphone jack and expected to work on A10 Fusion processor which is a 64-bit ARM-based system on a chip designed by Apple Inc. Not only will Apple reportedly release a premium 6.5-inch iPhone X Pro along with a refreshed iPhone X, rumor has it that Apple later this year will introduce a 6.1-inch iPhone with an edgeless LCD display. Now, it is only a matter of time before Apple officially acknowledges the iPhone SE 2 launch.

Rumors about an iPhone SE 2 have been piling since late a year ago, too. This is significantly lesser than iPhone X, which became the most expensive phone at $1,000. Not only is it great for those who prefer more compact devices, but it's a substantially more affordable alternative to the rest of the iPhone lineup. The iPhone 6, 6S, and the 7 look completely identical on the outside but to make the iPhone 7 water-resistant, the company had to re-engineer the enclosure to make sure that water doesn't seep in.

Many analysts said that Apple will be using a modem of Qualcomm's Snapdragon X20 for LTE with Intel's XMM 7560. Moreover, Apple is also not buying the components for the iPhone X model as well.

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.

It's also rumored that Apple could be including wireless charging on the iPhone SE 2. Some macro factorsare at play, too. The Touch ID will be placed below the display. However, reports reveal that the Cupertino major may be launching the phone at Apple WWDC event scheduled to happen in the month of May.

Being an low-cost iPhone edition, the new iPhone SE 2 would also skip the 3D sensing.

In a nutshell, the new iPhone SE 2 would be a minor update to the original iPhone SE. But, what we do know is that the device will be an affordable one, much like its predecessor iPhone SE which is now selling for around Rs 17,999 approx in the Indian market.

Sadly, there is no any official confirmation regarding the availability of this new generation iPhone SE 2 available at this moment. However, the next generation iPhone SE could get a different moniker, the source noted.