What was not to like about iPhone SE? Small, light, powerful, affordable. Only Apple knows how many iPhone SE models were sold, and since no replacement is in sight, can we assume the diminutive entry-level iPhone is a niche in history?
What’s In A Name?
Without question the trend in smartphones is toward ever larger displays. Apple’s entry-level iPhone XR is a whopper at 6.1-inches; a beautiful and powerful device with a heft price tag to match, made attractive only by how much less expensive it is than iPhone XS or XS Max.
Is there a market for a sub-iPhone X-model iPhone? Maybe. Maybe not. Only Apple knows and only Apple can manage to find a few hundred pallets of non-sold or refurbished iPhone SE models to taunt those of us who would dare go against the grain of humanity and desire an iPhone that can be used by one hand.
Where is the new iPhone SE? Natalia Nowak:
If a sufficiently large number of iPhone customers or potential customers held out and never upgraded or never bought an iPhone because Apple’s iPhone line has phones with displays that are too large and prices that are too high, then Apple would have designed, manufactured, and launched an iPhone SE 2 already.
In other words, if the market existed in sufficient quantity, Apple would have made a new iPhone SE replacement already.
Yet, there are times when Apple seems not just slow to a new technology party (iPod, iPhone, Watch, et al) but slow to right the wrongs in the universe that it can control. For example, new iPads hit the streets this week. Uh huh. A new iPad mini that is just a faster and more powerful version of the old iPad mini, neglected for years.
Added to that, there is a new iPad Air. Add that to the new MacBook Air and what do you see?
A naming trend.
Apple could very well introduce a new entry-level iPhone for the masses.
Apple will introduce a new iPhone Xe smartphone, complete with Face ID and Notch, to replace the famous iPhone SE.
Instead of iPhone Xe, which absolutely positively fits as a name for an entry-level iPhone, how about iPhone Air?
That name fits, too. iPhone Air. Say it again. iPhone Air. iPhone Air.
Think iPhone Air, MacBook Air, iPad Air. Hey, it could happen.