According to an “informed source” cited by Japanese blog Mac Otakara, Apple’s rumored new “iPhone SE 2” may be called the iPhone 9.
We’ve heard numerous reports recently which claim Apple is planning to release a predecessor to its now discontinued 4-inch iPhone SE which first debuted 3 years ago in 2016, featuring an iPhone 8-style design with bezels, an LCD display and a Touch ID home button with modern internals such as the A13 Bionic chip.
The lower-cost iPhone has been referred to as the “iPhone SE 2” since numerous sources claimed the device was in development, but the iPhone 9 name seems more fitting for the device considering it will inherit the design of the iPhone 8 and won’t have a 4-inch like the original iPhone SE.
The reason the device was referred to as an “iPhone SE 2” is because of the expected low-price point of the handset. According to reputable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the device will be released by the end of the first quarter of 2020 and will likely be priced from $399, available in silver, space gray, and red.
Mac Otakara’s report is rather vague, but the naming suggested in the report would make sense.