Are you thinking about upgrading your iPhone this year? Apple definitely wants it. That is of course no different than any other year, but Apple really wants that you upgrade this year. How do we know this? The rumors point to not three, not four, but five brand new iPhones in 2020, with two very different release schedules. All this raises the question what the hell does Apple think ?
The Great iPhone 6 S Migration
OEMs of smartphones on the market have had to take into account the inescapable reality that people are not every year or two want a new phone. Since smartphones have improved in speed, display quality, camera capacity and battery performance, people have had less and less reason to dump their perfect-good devices for the latest small spec bump.
But there I see the advantage for Apple in shape: the 6 S and 6 S Plus were perhaps the first iPhones to be produced after year could be used pleasantly after launch. While earlier iPhones began to feel their age after two or three iOS updates, the 6 S had the technique to stay spicy. I mean, these things are running now iOS 13, when they were initially launched with iOS 9.
That brings us to important note # 1: the 6 S is unlikely see iOS 14. That would make this the first year for a number of iPhone owners that their iPhone no longer keeps track of the pack. And that means that a number of iPhone owners will see a valid reason to upgrade.
Important Note # 2: Many of these users are from 4.7-inch iPhones. The 6 S 7 and 8 are all smaller than anything Apple released in 2019. I have heard complaints from unauthorized iPhone owners who do not want to choose between a larger than welcomed iPhone 11, or pay $ 1,000 for an 11 Pro that still feels too big.
Important note # 3: the iPhone SE. Take everything I said about the iPhone 6 S add users who still want a four-inch iPhone and you have the current legion of iPhone SE fans. These users are still praying for Apple to release a brand new SE, one that matches the form factor of the original. The SE, such as the 6 S probably stays on iOS 13 forever, so SE users are in the same boat as their 6S counterparts, with the added stress of choosing a phone that really feels huge compared to theirs.
I claim that these three points are the stars aligned with Apple if they play their cards well. The cards? Five new iPhones, each with a whole different purpose. Let's take a look:
Yes, Apple is probably releasing the famous four-inch iPhone. Better yet, that iPhone is coming out soon. Rumors indicate a spring release, ahead of the usual schedule that Apple normally follows in the fall of 2020. That's no coincidence – Apple released the original SE in the spring of 2016 because it was not intended as a brand new device, rather as an addition to the iPhone setup.
That is also what the SE 2 will be – a supplement. And it won't be four centimeters either. Instead, it will probably have the same form factor as the iPhone 8, the start button and the like, with some of the technology in the iPhone 11. Plus, it will be cheap, at least compared to the main line of iPhones.
I suspect Apple does not see enough demand for a four-inch iPhone in 2020. They bet that enough SE owners will jump for the SE 2, while iPhone 6 S 7 and 8 owners will see it as a trusted yet affordable upgrade.
iPhone 12 (5.4-inch)
Let's just start bat immediately. We have no idea what Apple is going to call this specific iPhone. Some speculate iPhone 9, although others say the iPhone SE 2 takes that name instead. It could be the iPhone 12 that messes up the naming scheme for the remaining iPhones. In person? I hope it is called the iPhone 12 Mini because of the old days.
Whatever it is called, the iPhone 12 will serve as an option for SE, 6S and other smaller form factors that don't mind shooting a little extra dough for more modern technology. The most visible step forward of the SE 2 is undoubtedly the addition of Face ID instead of Touch ID, which places the display style of the X on the body of an iPhone 8, but we expect the phone to generally have improved technology to have.  Apple releases 5 new iPhones this year. What the hell do they think? ” width=”532″ height=”532″ style=”max-width:532px;height:auto;”/>