According to some rumors, it seems that Apple could be considering giving up on the iPhone SE. Given that Apple did not enjoy much success with the iPhone 5c, which for all intents and purposes seemed to fill the same role as the iPhone SE, the rumors hardly came as a surprise, although recently some rumors are saying that might not be the case.

More recent reports have suggested that the iPhone SE will be sticking around and could be refreshed later this year, but a new report suggests that it could be launched in 2018 instead. The report claims that the phone is expected to be launched in Q1 2018 and will be launched in markets such as India.

Apparently India will be the first to receive the phone before it is expected to roll out to more markets, and we guess given that the iPhone SE is meant to appeal to customers on a tighter budget, targeting emerging markets such as India makes sense. We’re not sure what to expect in the refresh of the phone, but apparently it is expected to maintain the same display size as its predecessor.

It is however rumored to be powered by the Apple A10 chipset and will pack a 1,700mAh battery alongside 32GB and 128GB storage options. While we can’t confirm if this report is true, Apple’s CEO recently emphasized the importance of the Indian market, so perhaps launching the iPhone SE in the country first might make sense.

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