iPhone SE 2 May Launch in India First
While the iPhone SE did not see much love in India initially due to its high Rs 39,999 launch price, it has taken off recently due to price cuts which have made it one of the best deals in the market. Now it seems that Apple is taking the high demand for the SE in India seriously. Reports indicate that iPhone SE will get a refresh early next year and India will be the first market to receive the SE 2.
The report by Focus Taiwan claims that the iPhone SE refresh will start shipping in Q1 2018 and will be manufactured by Wistron, the same company which started assembling the current generation iPhone SE in India a few months ago. The report asserts that the decision to make a new iPhone SE is a part of a bid by Apple to double its market share in India over the next five years.
The report adds that Winston has prepared for adding a new iPhone SE production line in its plant located in Bengaluru and is in talks with the Karnataka government for additional land. The report also adds that Apple will enjoy a 10 per cent exemption on basic customs duty which should allow it to price the iPhone SE 2 competitively and compete against the growing influx of budget and mid-range Android smartphones.
The iPhone SE refresh is rumoured to come with a 4-4.2-inch screen, the Apple A10 processor, a 1,700mAh battery and 32/128GB of storage. The iPhone SE is popular amongst those who want a compact smartphone as well as those who want a fast and snappy iPhone at an affordable price.
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