An iPhone SE Plus Might Still Be Coming, But Not Until Late 2021

Apple’s iPhone SE refresh will land in the hands of people around the globe this coming Friday, but what about the iPhone SE Plus? According to a new report by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, that’s not coming any time soon; but it is still coming.

In a new research note, Kuo says that the iPhone SE Plus won’t come in the first half of 2021 as had previously been thought. Instead, it’ll need to wait until the second half of that same year as shared by MacRumors.

We predicted that Apple would launch the new ‌iPhone‌ model in 1H21 in a previous report (“‌iPhone‌ supply chain to be 2020 top pick in the tech sector; key predictions for new ‌iPhone‌ product mixes in 2020 and 2021” [December 5, 2019]). However, we think that Apple will likely postpone the new model from 1H21 to 2H21.

The Plus version of Apple’s inexpensive iPhone will likely have a screen between 5.5 and 6.1 inches in size but with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

We’ve heard recent rumors that a similar technology will come to an iPad Air at some point, too. Considering how everyone seems to love Touch ID and the fact that Android phone makers already put sensors under screens, it makes a ton of sense.

The second half of 2021 is a long, long way away, however. Given the current fluidity of Apple’s launch plans thanks to the coronavirus pandemic it’s possible that the launch window will change before then.

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