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Apple’s next iPhone announcement will be sooner than you think

by Brandon Russell | February 20, 2018February 20, 2018 2:00 pm PDT

You won’t have to wait until the fall for Apple to introduce a new iPhone, according to a report out of China. Apparently, Apple is gearing up to unveil the long awaited follow-up to the iPhone SE—and it could all go down at WWDC this summer.

The report claims the iPhone SE 2 will feature an A10 processor (first found in the iPhone 7), 2GB of RAM, Touch ID, and storage options of 32GB and 128GB. That sounds like a pretty modest upgrade for a device that will be geared more toward the mid-range market.

But hold on a second. The same report says the upcoming device will feature a 4.2-inch display, which would be very unusual for Apple. As 9to5Mac notes, the change wouldn’t be substantially different from the iPhone SE’s existing 4-inch display, but it could require a lot of extra work to be done in manufacturing, development, etc.

If an iPhone SE 2 does exist—and if it’s going to be announced at WWDC—it’s very likely the device will feature a 4-inch screen. In the event a change is made, the only realistic possibility is for Apple to use a 4.7-inch screen, which has been present in the iPhone lineup since the iPhone 6.

Over the past few months, there have been several reports about the possibility iPhone SE 2. WWDC seems like an unlikely event to showcase the new device. Then again, it’s unlikely Apple will hold an event specifically for the iPhone SE 2, so it does make some sense.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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