The Apple’s Xcode dev environment hides a list of iPhones. These represent ‘targets’, comprised of what Apple has in its portfolio, current and future products. You can find there the successful iPhone 8, the last year’s release, iPhone X and the iPhone SE, the old faithful. Among these, there is also an unknown product, the iPhone xx. Should this be the refresh to the iPhone SE?
What does it look like?
The device list consists of modern iPhones after the X which are referenced by their marketing names. This is where the unknown device makes its appearance. This list is not in an alphabetical order, appearing to be sorted by generation, for example, the iPhone SE appears after the iPhone 8.
The processor which is associated with the ‘iPhone xx’ is the A10, the same chipset used for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Next month we expect Apple to release other three new models, a 5.8-inch OLED, 6.1-inch LCD, and a 6.5-inch OLED product. However, none of these feature an A10 processor.
The entry-level model is expected to look like the iPhone X, and it will incorporate Face ID and no Home button. It will be available in multiple colors and with a single rear camera and drop 3D Touch.
What about the xx?
The iPhone SE still manages to sell quite well, although it slowly remains behind in terms of updates. That’s why this iPhone xx could mean a revamping of this established product. It matches the specs of the iPhone 7 line and it is more than easy to adapt to the design language.
This new product could help Apple in increasing its market share and the new itch which it will cause to users, might further enable Apple to take on Nokia and OnePlus.