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Apple set to release a cheap, affordable iPhone

If it’s been a while since you bought a new smartphone, brace yourself. The sticker shock will alarm you as prices have been skyrocketing — and the iPhone 11 Pro Max can run you up to $1,500. Tap or click here to get a look at the Pro Max and watch Kim unbox one.

The good news is you don’t have to shell out a grand to get a quality phone. We’ve found some nice gadgets that still deliver pleasing photos, eye-catching displays and good performance, but they won’t stress out your wallet. See our list of the 7 best phones for under $400 here.

Of course, you’re not going to find the latest iPhones on that list of under $400 phones; however, rumors say Apple has one in the works that will be surprisingly affordable.

New iPhone could fit everyone’s budget

Do you remember when Apple released its iPhone SE back in March of 2016? It had basically the same body as the iPhone 5s, but offered updated specs that made the gadget very impressive. Especially for the price, as it sold for around $350.

Now, it’s rumored Apple is working on the iPhone SE 2, and it’s supposed to be released in early 2020. That’s according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a history of getting Apple predictions right.

 

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The new iPhone SE 2 will be similar to the iPhone 8. Here’s a reminder of what that model looks like:

Though it’s going to look like an iPhone 8, the SE 2 is supposed to be packed with the latest and greatest tech inside. It will come with the A13 chip — the same processor in the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro models. It will also come in two storage sizes: 64 GB and  128 GB.

The downside is it will only have 3 GB of RAM. That’s a full gig less than the newer models, which have 4 GB of RAM. Another disappointment is the SE 2 won’t have 3D Touch functionality, but these are minor details once you hear its price.

The iPhone SE 2 is expected to start at $399. This should be a huge hit with people who hate the idea of dropping a grand on a phone they’ll probably replace in the next couple of years. This is a much more reasonable price point than $1,500, wouldn’t you say?

It’s a great way for iPhone 6 users to upgrade to new tech and keep their data safe. That’s because Apple isn’t supporting those, or any older models, any longer. Older iPhones aren’t able to update to iOS 13. Actually, that may be a good thing since the OS was originally released with tons of bugs. Click or tap here to learn about all the problems iOS 13 had and why it’s already been updated FOUR times.

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