New iPhone SE may not see the light of the day until March next year, according to the famous analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo. What’s the reason for Apple to take this stance?
New iPhone SE
When we are already talking about the certainty of OLED displays for the iPhone 8, there are still talks going on about the new iPhone SE not seeing the light of the day until March next year. This has been predicted by the popular analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. And there are reasons for that as well. If things fall in place according to Ming-Chi Kuo’s studies, there should be no new iPhone SE.
As a matter of fact, there are two reasons for this to happen. The first thing is that Apple is under pressure so it can carry on with the high margins in its gross income. The second reason is this could help in cannibalizing top-end phones like the latest iPhone 7.
There are high chances that the new iPhone SE might not get launched by the end of the first quarter in 2017. The phone made its debut in March this year, which means there won’t be a refreshed version in the next 12 months for this variant. This has left people just speculating about the what the internals of the new iPhone SE could have been.
However, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, there aren’t any plans of launching the phone beyond March 2017. This easily means the Apple fans might see an upgrade version anytime later in the year. And obviously, there’s no timeframe at the moment.
The gross margin was lower than expected and that’s why the Cupertino giant might have done away with the plans of revamping the iPhone SE for the next year. As far as the iPhone 7 shipments are concerned, the analyst has forecast that it would be between 40 million and 50 million, whereas it was expected that the iPhone 7 production might touch 75 million by the end of this year.