If one were to give credence to the latest leaks and rumors doing the rounds, Apple Inc might have made a decision to scrap its iPhone SE project. In the normal course, when the company announces in its annual launch event, there would be a flagship smartphone with one or two storage variants and then a smaller sized phone at a lower price point meant to cater to another section of Apple fans.
The earlier year theories used to restrict the size of the handset to around 4 inches so that it is comfortable in the usersâ€™ palms, particularly the female users. But it now appears there is a completely new strategy being evolved at the Cupertino-headquartered tech giant. It wants to expand its customer base beyond the premium ones and Apple has made obvious noises in recent times to indicate that it would want to be present in lower price points also to attract more buyers for its products.
These rumors indicate that contrary to the smaller sized SE model, one may see a larger screen in 6.1-6.5-inch range but at prices below the flagships. It is also understood that the new iPhones to be launched this year wonâ€™t carry the X suffix since it was meant to signify the 10-year completion last year.
Most of the foregoing is based on leaks but one may feel these are not mere speculation since the source of the leak is some of the component makers whose work on the devices has to start now to see them shipped by September/October. No official confirmation from Apple has come yet.
One of the features that can be predicted is that the notch on the display screen will definitely be retained in the new iterations and that the top of the line phone can be a 6.5inch display iPhone beating all expectations.