KEY POINTS

  • Apple officially launched the iPhone SE 2020 
  • The device will be available for pre-order on Apr. 17 and will start shipping on Apr. 24
  • A new report claims that Apple sacrificed the design of the iPhone SE 2020 for the iPhone 12 series

Recently, the Cupertino tech giant officially launched the iPhone SE 2020, an entry-level smartphone that retails at $399. It sports the basic look and shape of the iPhone 8 and comes with a home button and Touch ID. Interestingly, a new report claims that Apple sacrificed the design of the iPhone SE 2020 for the iPhone 12 series.

In a recent report from Forbes, it claims that unlike the flagship smartphone arriving in Sept. 2020, the new iPhone SE 2020 uses the design of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 6, which dates back to 2014. Although this year’s entry-level iPhone is loaded with higher-end specifications, it lacks appeal style or fashion and could be considered as not something new. According to Forbes, the iPhone SE 2020 has “no new features, no new design, no leap forwards, no ‘sexy.’”

Contrasting this, the iPhone 12 series is anticipated to feature all the latest in technology, specs, and design in the smartphone industry. The upcoming flagship smartphone will integrate the 5G wireless network connectivity with all the latest antennae and circuitry. It is also anticipated to pack more battery capacity to support an all-day life of the smartphone.

2020 iPhone SE 2020 iPhone SE Photo: Apple

Apart from this, Apple made sure that the iPhone 12 series would have a new design to differentiate it from its predecessor, the iPhone 11 series. Forbes thinks that the new design is a perfect lure to consumers who want to be seen owning something new. It is also rumored that the camera of the upcoming flagship smartphone series would feature the LiDAR scanner that would give more depth to pictures and offer a more advanced Augmented Reality feature.

Meanwhile, the recently announced iPhone SE 2020 is available for pre-order starting Apr. 17 and will begin shipment on Apr. 24. The entry-level iPhone is available in 128 GB storage model, which retails at $449 and a 256 GB model, which retails at $549. Just like other iPhones, the recently launched model will come with a free one-year subscription of Apple TV Plus and would be available in White, Black and Product Red color options.