This is not the first time that we are claiming that iPhone SE 2 aka iPhone 9 to be India exclusive, Apple had a plan in 2017 and 2018 about this device which we had reported earlier. Where Apple officials had many rounds of meeting with Indian government officials and top-level ministers but they failed to get tax reliefs and some other policy changes according to their demands.
That was the biggest reason for stepping back at that time, but ignoring India is the worst nightmare for any smartphone company, especially the mid-range segment where it has a very wide customer base.
Our earlier report was backed by Focus Taiwan, and China’s Economic Daily including many other big trusted blogs, however after that many people also started claiming that iPhone SE 2 aka iPhone 9 is going to be a bezel-less device and we started getting tons of so-called iPhone SE 2 renders.
But we strongly denied that renders in our report, and it was really surprising that many people started believing in that also.
You can check a part of our report from the previous article published on 1 Aug 2017. Because our source had already told that Apple is not going futuristic this time.
“We have recently witnessed some concept images of the upcoming iPhone SE Plus or SE 2 by Curved.de. These images are showing a bezel-free or less design like the flagship iPhone X. However, the images are totally fantasized, we all know that iPhone SE is a budget smartphone from Apple and the successor will also be a budget device.
Providing a bezel-less design will make the price higher like the iPhone X, and that they really don’t want. Like we have iPhone 8, the successor of iPhone 7 comes with some minor changes in design, that’s the thing Apple will follow with SE’s successor too.”
So i talked with my old reliable source again where he stated that now Apple is ready with some massive manufacturing facilities in India, and they are all set to launch an exclusive smartphone for India and then export it into other countries later.
Also, i have asked for the pricing of the smartphone and got an answer that all variants will be priced under Rs. 40,000, which is below $560. We are not going to see the budget iPhone very soon as it will launch somewhere in Q2 of 2020.
The renders from OnLeaks are very believable and reliable this time. We had also reported the same in 2017 and 2018 in our story. You can read a part below.
“It will be relatively based on the iPhone 7 as the iPhone SE was based on the iPhone 6s.”
Previously we had also confirmed the specifications, but this time we are unable to confirm the specs of the iPhone SE 2 aka iPhone 9 from the source, but as per the price, it will be a budget device and will come with mid-range of specs. Also, the rumored specs in the market can be very correct. However, we will update it on our site once we get more information.
This is not a big surprise because we already know that Apple is winding up it’s manufacturing in China and India has improved its polices for manufacturing facilities. We should not forget that Samsung already has the world’s largest phone factory in India. If Apple needs to maintain its crown then there can be no better place than India.