Apple’s rumored to refresh its iPhone SE smartphone this year according to previous reports. But as noted in a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors), the company might not be aiming for quite the change everyone’s been expecting.

Instead of giving the device wireless charging, a glass back, and other upgrades, Kuo notes Apple may just stick with a processor bump to something a bit newer. The reason for this is due to the company reportedly not having enough design resources to make a fourth iPhone for 2018 since they’re already rumored to be making three iPhone X-esque phones come September. Because of this, the SE likely won’t see a major upgrade this year.

Whether we’ll ever see the device ditch the iPhone 5 design it was blessed/cursed with back in 2015 is unclear, but at least for now, expect the same phone that’s available now to ship with possibly a new processor by the end of the year.


Posted by Max Buondonno

Founder and executive editor at Matridox (formally MBEDDED). I've also founded and am the sitting CEO at MBEDDED Media, a new kind of media company. Lover of anything and everything involving technology. I know CSS and basic HTML to an extent. Writer, blogger, critic, coder, and self-certified genius. Oh, and I'm told I'm a legend, if that means anything to you.

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