As per a new report by TF Securities’ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s rumored iPhone SE 2 could sell 20 to 30 million units by the end of 2020. This appears to be a fairly optimistic estimate given that there’s still some uncertainty over the iPhone SE 2’s arrival in the marketplace.
However, Kuo points out that his estimate is contingent on the fact that Apple will release the iPhone SE 2 by the first half of 2020. The note further elaborates that the iPhone SE 2 will use the same motherboard as the iPhone 11 while utilizing a cheaper PCB (printed circuit board) or “a ten-layer substrate-like PCB (SLP)”.
Some rumors have previously pointed out that Apple is looking for a Q1 release of the smartphone. The current estimate is on par with the iPhone SE which managed to sell 30 million units in a year. But this appears to be a very ambitious estimate given that Apple also sells the iPhone 11 now, which is the cheapest Apple flagship you can buy right now. While the iPhone SE 2 will be cheaper, it will also make hardware sacrifices.
It was previously mentioned that the iPhone SE 2 will borrow the iPhone 8 design while using the same processor as the iPhone 11, offering a combination of mid-range design with high-end CPU. However, Apple may be inclined to make some sacrifices in the camera department, but it’s too soon to tell at this point.
Separately, it has been mentioned that the iPhone SE 2 will cost $399 at launch. If true, this could truly help Apple capture the mid-range market segment quite effectively.
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Via: Apple Insider