Until now, the iPhone SE It has had a more or less regular and predictable path. The economic model of Apple’s mobile has always appeared in the spring and every two years, adopting the chip from the most powerful ranges but recycling the rest of the components to achieve a more competitive price.
However, there are discrepancies in the rumors of what should be the next iPhone SE. The fourth generation of the phone is embroiled in bets for a design change, but there is more than one source who believes that the model as such It is going away. And apart from the confusion of the matter, my experience gives me many reasons why the iPhone SE does not disappear.
The iPhone for those who resign themselves to having an iPhone
The contrast is great: Ming-Chi Kuo gave the iPhone SE 4 for lost but it returned to give good news about him after a few days. And a few months ago, another reliable source commented that there was indecision about size of the terminal. In other words: the feeling is that the course is not very well decided, or at least it was not until a few weeks ago.
And not only that: media like Macworld think that the iPhone SE is a project that should die. His arguments: it no longer makes sense, its golden age has passed and fewer and fewer people want a Home button. Personally I think the iPhone SE is still a phone that deserves to exist.
There are many people, whom I attend frequently in my training sessions, who always prefer an iPhone SE over any other model. And their reasons are well defined:
- They only want to cover basic needs: calls, WhatsApp, mail and banking operations.
- They want a cheap phone
- They want a small phone (the autonomy does not matter to them because they use it little)
- They prefer an iPhone for its security and for the integration of its services.
Another way of saying it: the iPhone SE is the perfect iPhone for those who hate smartphone and is forced to have one. For those who, if it depended on them, would continue with a Nokia and nothing else, but because of the banks and other services, they resign themselves and at the same time want something reliable.
This sector of the market may be orphaned if Apple decides to phase out the iPhone SE. A future in which the cheapest iPhone is some older generation may move all those users towards the competition. The situation worsens if we remember that the prices of the next iPhone are going to rise and Tim Cook is fine with it.
So from here my request: Apple, keep the iPhone SE somehow. It is the gateway to Apple for many users, and the perfect phone for those who don’t like having a smartphone. Losing it would mean reserving the iPhone only to the most premiumwhich I consider to be a mistake.
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