Apple is under pressure from all sides since major manufacturers like Google and Samsung have really affordable phones in their line-up now. Samsung already focuses on mid-range phones while Google launched the Pixel 3A models. iPhone XR was supposed to be inexpensive and the company cut down its price manifold. Yet, iPhone SE 2 2019 seems to be the actual true contender for the mid-range phones priced at $400.
It is evident now that like all other smartphone manufacturers, Apple too is slumping on its iPhone sales. The company slashed the price of its phones significantly in China and this was followed in many other countries. The iPhone XR witnessed some big price cuts, yet it did not come close to the prices offered by competitors like Xiaomi, Vivo, and Oppo.
The situation is surprising considering the fact that Apple used to be a premium company but lack of sales is forcing them to focus on the entry into mid-range markets like never before. The newest model could be an iPhone XR Mini 2019 instead of the iPhone SE 2 but whatever it is, it should be priced less.
The iPhone SE 2 2019 if launched, will easily be the most affordable smartphone anyone could buy and get the iOS experience without having to spend a small fortune. The US market is slumping as all companies are focusing on Asia including China and India, to make their sales. It needs a cheaper phone to compete with a company like Xiaomi which is selling great.
Google surprised everyone by bringing the headphone jack, back. If Apple would do the same, it would make it one of the best iOS devices to buy in a very long time. After all, their cheaper iPads still have it and it wouldn’t be wrong to bring it back on this one phone at least.
An iPhone SE 2 2019 without a notch, a punch hole front camera, and latest hardware specifications would go a long way in boosting sales for the company. Apple would mostly consider it because Huawei ban in the USA may result in retaliation from China and it is up to the company to make sure they do not lose sales if China shuts them down.
A possible release could be sometime towards the end of 2019 as Apple is not focusing on 5G phones yet. Besides, this year is also the best time for a cheaper iPhone SE 2 to convince buyers to try the iOS ecosystem so that their revolutionary phones next year could sell even better.