Apple iPhone SE 2 release date might have been delayed due to the fear of Coronavirus infection. The Cupertino based tech giant was about to launch its new mid-range iPhone at the March event but that has been canceled over the threat of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Analyst expects 5G iPhone and iPhone SE 2 launch delays as coronavirus disruption continues pic.twitter.com/0nz7NuFKH4
— Apple Information Page (@PageInformation) March 9, 2020
It means that iPhone SE 2 (or iPhone 9) along with every new Apple product won’t be coming out anytime soon. Here are more details on the iPhone SE 2 release date, specs, features and the cancelation of Apple’s March 2020 event due to Coronavirus.
Apple iPhone SE 2 March Launch Event Canceled due to Coronavirus
Apple iPhone SE 2 fans will have to wait a bit longer to get their hands of the new entry-level smartphone which is under works for the last four years. It is reported that Apple has halted the retail launch of iPhone SE 2 due to several reasons. There were already delays in production and assembly of iPhone SE 2 as the factories across China were shut down after the Coronavirus outbreak. While Apple tried to shift the production to other countries like Taiwan and China, it didn’t work out due to a lack of proper skilled laborers and machinery.
APPLE TO POSTPONE THE LAUNCH OF IPHONE SE 2 DUE TO COMPONENT DELAY
The delay in the component shipment is obviously related to the coronavirus situation which is currently ravaging different parts of the world. pic.twitter.com/lIFVRsbdgw
— TECH IN (@TECHIN35819955) March 6, 2020
There are also rumors that Apple had planned to launch the iPhone SE 2 via an online event or just a simple website refresh where the product will show on the online stores. But the United States has declared a national emergency which means even the shipment and delivery of iPhone Se 2 related process can’t happen anymore. The launch event at Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California has been canceled due to increased cases of Covid-19. Santa Clara County officials have issued a mandatory order to cancel mass gatherings hinting that iPhone SE 2 launch event is canceled and the release is postponed without any further updates.
Apple iPhone SE 2 Release Date and Specs Updates
Apple iPhone SE 2 was rumored to come out at the end of March 2020 at the retail price of $399 making it one of the budget iPhones. Despite called a mid-range smartphone, iPhone SE 2 will be powered by the latest A13 Bionic chip meaning it can easily run iOS 14 and future software updates. The iPhone SE 2 will bring back the Touch ID and home button along with a single rear camera.