No Spot for iPhone SE Next Year, Says Top Analyst

November 14, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

2017 is going to be a big year for Apple. The year marks the tenth anniversary of the iPhone devices, and the same has built a cloud of hype around the iPhone 8 device, which is expected to feature a couple of groundbreaking technologies in it.

Going by the rumors, the prospected device definitely sounds like it won’t be disappointing us. But Apple is having some other plans along with the major device, and that definitely sounds a disappointing one.

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the most trusted Apple analyst, Apple is having no plans to introduce a successor to its much-favored iPhone SE device next year. That’s a big disappointment, considering that the compactly built iPhone SE was a big success when it was launched during March this year.


But like usual, Apple has got its own reasons behind this strange move, and Ming-Chi Kuo explains the move is a more profit-oriented one. The prime reason here is to increase the profit margin of iPhone SE, which seems obvious with the dropping price of older components used in the device.

Apart from that, Apple is also safeguarding the profit from iPhone 7 devices. Introduction of a smaller, yet powerful device during the early part of 2017 will definitely put a dent over the sales of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices, and Apple in no ways will be willing to sacrifice profit share for a better market share.

We would have to wait to see if Apple’s move will create the impact they desire, as Ming-Chi Kuo notes that the second quarter of 2016 for Apple was saved by the growing demand for its SE devices. Apple launched its iPhone SE devices during March, and it instantly went on to become a fan-favorite with the power packed performance it offered in its reduced size.

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