While Apple has mostly focused on its flagship iPhones, the company has in the past tried to launch “cheaper” versions of the iPhone in an attempt to widen its appeal, such as the iPhone 5c and the iPhone SE, although admittedly neither of them have had the same amount of success as Apple’s main iPhone lineup.
The article’s author Mickaël Bazoge told MacRumors that the information was received from a new source with an unproven track record, but he still felt that the source seemed “reliable” anyway. Take it with a grain of salt for now, but this is the first time we’re hearing that Apple could have a new iPhone SE.
Last year famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the company would not be refreshing the iPhone SE in the first half of 2017, which proved to be true, but there was no mention as to whether or not this was applicable to the second half. We suppose it remains to be seen, but we’ll definitely keep our eyes and ears peeled for more information.