Apple is planning to release a more affordable model for the growing market this year. Production is said to begin in February and this new device may very well be announced in March. Previously, Apple released iPhone SE in March 2016 during an event that was separated from its main event.
Sources also added that this new cheap model will have a 4.7-inch screen and adopt a similar look to iPhone 8. Currently, iPhone 8 is still selling at a price of $449.
Apple has been competing in a harsh environment when Android models are easily selling at $200 with decent specifications. This new cheaper model will employ Touch ID and won’t have Face ID. Seen how iPhone SE increases Apple’s sale when it launched in 2016, this predecessor may actually boost their sale this year as well.