Apple is reported to be working on a new handset that is cheaper, better and resembles the iPhone 8 – but boasts the power of the iPhone 11. It is claimed that the'spiritual iPhone SE successor' will have a 4.7-inch screen, Finger ID and be available in'the first quarter of 2020'. The new SE could be the Cupertino company's way to appeal to those who want the iOS features, but do not want to pay the hefty price tag for the recently released smartphone. News of a possible SE iPhone was brought to light by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and first reported on by 9to5Mac. The report has suggested that this handset will be more affordable than the rest of its iPhone counterparts, but feature similar technology – an A13 processor with 3 GB RAM.
It's pretty rare for iPhones to go on sale, for a number of reasons. You see the thing with an iPhone is that even if it isn't the latest model, it will still have industry-leading technology and still have a devoted fanbase to call on. So why would Apple cut the price when they know older models are still popular and will sell? It's a good question and one that we honestly don't know the answer to. For some reason however, known only to the bods at Apple, the iPhone 7 Plus is on sale.
Until now, Comcast's Xfinity Mobile service has meant buying one of its locked devices. But what if you already have a phone and want to switch? You now have that choice... if you're firmly in Apple's camp. Xfinity Mobile has enabled an in-store Bring Your Own Device option, but only for "select" unlocked iPhone models. Other manufacturers' phones will have to wait until later in 2018. You can receive a gift card if you trade in a phone that doesn't qualify, although that means settling for a locked handset (and likely getting less than your handset is worth).
I've said it before and I'll say it again, if Apple wants to sell more iPhones - and quarterly iPhone sales are the metric that many are using to measure how the Cupertino giant is performing - then it needs to release a cheaper iPhone. And I don't mean some hack device like the iPhone 5c or the iPhone SE. KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has an excellent track record when it comes to knowing where Apple is headed, sent out a note to investors claiming that Apple may be planning to release two variants of a 6.1-inch iPhone in 2018. One variant would come with dual SIM card compatibility, and the other would only support a single SIM card. Now that itself seems like a big departure for Apple.
The iPod touch was the gateway device that got me into the Apple ecosystem. Before that, I'd dabbled with things like the iPod nano, but it was very much a "take-it-or-leave-it" situation. The iPod touch, with its huge -- for the time -- display, a web browser and apps suddenly made it the convergence device I'd been waiting for. Now the iPhone has become my daily driver, but it's odd that I always seem to have an Android handset nearby. Over the past few months I've been noticing when I've been turning to my Android handsets, and I've noticed a pattern -- there are something that Android is just better at doing.