Published: Wed, November 22, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

IPhone SE 2 Rumored to Launch in Mid

IPhone SE 2 Rumored to Launch in Mid

The Apple iPhone SE 2 will reportedly be built by one of Apple's trusted contract manufacturers, Wriston.

According to a rumor out of Apple's supply chain, the new iPhone SE 2 will be assembled by Taiwanese manufacturer Winstron, only all units will be put together in Bengaluru, India. "How on earth do they expect the retailer to work for them for free - our overheads are anywhere around 10%", Chandra explained. The retail margin which used to be 6.5 percent has come down to 4.5 percent. (This is one of the reasons why the smartphone resellers recommend Oppo and Vivo smartphones).

Further, offline retailers complain that while they are facing the issue of margin cuts, online players are giving cashbacks and other discounts on iPhones, including the iPhone X, distorting a level playing field. However, it is said the device will launch in Q1 of 2018, therefore lining the phone up with its predecessor's March 2016 launch.

"India should rank very high on Apple's priority is yet to have a single owned and operated retail store in India", said Manjunath Bhat, research director at Gartner based out of Singapore.

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Apple iPhone SE 2 to be launched in Q1 2018

IPhone SE now starts at $349, and CEN's language leaves room to wonder if the $450 price is accurate. $350 is a lot of money for the Indian market.

The iPhone X is Apple's most expensive iPhone to hit the country yet.

In contrast, people familiar with the matter said that India received higher supplies of iPhone X than Thailand, which was a larger revenue generating market than India, said the report. It starts at Rs 89,000 for the 64GB model going up to Rs 1,02,000 for the 256GB variant.

In contrast to this, Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi and Korean smartphone giant Samsung pay twice the retail amount Apple offers. The latest report will no doubt see a further fall in iPhone X units in retail stores as owners refuse to take orders to protest against Apple's decision.

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