Apple, a company that made smartphones with a $1,000 price tag seem normal, seems to be working on an update to the now defunct budget iPhone SE (which is being informally called the iPhone XE). And this could very well become Apple’s next big thing. Must read: iPhone battery draining fast after installing iOS 12.2? Here how to diagnose the problem and get more battery life Apple is a company that’s in the midst of turmoil. I think that while many of us wouldn’t mind the sort of turmoil where we were pulling in billions of dollars and selling a range of products that have all become household names, it’s turmoil nonetheless. iPhone sales are falling, and Apple is having to increasingly rely on smaller revenue streams (smaller when compared to the iPhone) such as services and headphones. Why are iPhone sales falling? There are countless reasons, ranging from market saturation to brand fatigue, and, as Apple itself concedes, price. So, what’s a good solution to sticker shock? Simple. A lower price tag. Enter the iPhone XE, the rumored update to the iPhone SE. While we know nothing official about the iPhone XE, there are plenty of rumors. It will feature a small bezel-less display (either 5.42-inch or 4.8-inch), and come with the Face ID authentication system, a 12-megapixel camera, and have at its heart the A12 Bionic chip. Essentially, it’s a scaled-down iPhone X/XS (hence the name). And it also accomplishes the dual-task of bringing a new lower-cost iPhone… [Read full story]
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