The Cupertino-based tech giant is reportedly planning to release the Apple iPhone SE 2 in the first quarter of 2020. The information comes from reputable Apple tipster Ming-Chi Kuo who also shared that the upcoming device will be retailed at $399. Kuo further reveals the specs and features of the second iteration of the iPhone SE.

TF International Securities analyst and trustworthy Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo shared his latest predictions for the Apple iPhone SE 2. The Taiwan-based analyst goes further into more details about the anticipated specs and features of the iPhone SE 2 in the latest research note he wrote obtained by MacRumors. The low-end iPhone SE 2 will reportedly run on Apple’s very own A13 CPU similar to iPhone 11.

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Kuo predicts that the iPhone SE 2 will have 3 GB LPDDR4X and will be available in 64 GB and 128 GB varieties. The upcoming device will be reportedly available in Red, Space Gray, and Silver color options. Aside from its affordable price, the next iPhone SE will have no 3D Touch and will serve as a popular upgrade for the existing iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s owners.

Additionally, the Apple tipster predicts that despite that, it is being referred to as iPhone SE 2; the upcoming device will have a similar form factor as that of the iPhone 8. A few days ago, the TFI analyst also predicted that Apple will release its new iPad Pro models in the first quarter of 2020. These upcoming iPad Pros will reportedly feature a rear-facing 3D camera with the time of flight sensor similar to the TrueDepth camera specs of the latest iPad and iPhone models.

In addition to the release of iPhone SE 2 and iPad Pro in the first quarter of 2020, Kuo predicted that the Cupertino-based tech giant will release the Apple AR Glasses in the second quarter along with new MacBook models. Kuo shared that Apple will collaborate with third-party brands for the release of its augmented reality glasses. The release window of the Apple AR Glasses aligns with the codes recently datamined from the iOS 13.

So far, we do not have details on the Apple AR Glasses or on how the Cupertino-based tech giant will introduce it to the consumers. We lack details on the design of the augmented reality glasses from Apple, so it is difficult to say at this point if it will be advertised as a helmet type accessory for gaming or more like ordinary glasses with next-generation technology.