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iPhone SE looks to be heading to the smartphone graveyard

by Josh Levenson | July 18, 2017July 18, 2017 1:30 pm PDT

Apple won’t release a successor to the 4-inch iPhone SE, according to analyst Pan Jiutang. The Cupertino company has reportedly scrapped the plans to release a refreshed variant of the handset, because demand has shifted from sub-5-inch smartphones.

To fill the gap the iPhone SE will inevitably leave, Apple is expected to take the wraps off a 4.7-inch iPhone 7s, which should feature the firm’s latest A11 processor and an enhanced camera, alongside the much-anticipated iPhone 8 in September.

As for the iPhone 8… Well, that’s rumored to be Apple’s most-impressive smartphone to date, sporting an all-glass design, an edge-to-edge OLED display à la Galaxy S8, an optical Touch ID sensor and wireless charging capabilities (hurrah!).

It’s not uncommon for an analyst to go rogue

For now, it would be wise to take Jiutang’s claim with a hefty pinch of salt. Recently, a number of other analysts have predicted that Apple will, in fact, release a successor to the iPhone SE — and it’s not uncommon for one to go rogue and suggest the opposite.

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Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...