It seems like everyone is waiting in anticipation of Apple to release its next flagship iPhone series. In case you haven't gotten to look into their latest drop, the iPhone 11 series comes with some pretty cool features, so we can only imagine what exciting new specs the iPhone 12 might possibly have.


For those of you still gathering the funds to upgrade your smartphone to the latest model, we have some exciting news: word on the street is that Apple is set to release a more affordable version of the iPhone as early as March of this year. You may recall previous iPhone models released by Apple throughout the years also made to be inexpensive versions of their flagship phones such as the iPhone 5c and the iPhone SE. In case you need a refresher for just how many iPhones have been made since the first one was launched in 2007, you can check out this list of every iPhone Apple has released in the last 13 years.

We stumbled upon a Mashable video speculating on the possible cheaper iPhone to be released this year, and we did a little digging of our own. Here's what we found.


Here's everything we know so far about the cheaper iPhone set to release in 2020:

1. It looks like it will be called the iPhone SE 2 or the iPhone 9.

If you remember, Apple launched the iPhone SE in 2016, giving the market a cheaper option along with the launch of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, so it makes sense that the new low-cost iPhone will take its name. Rumor also has it that Apple is going back to their numerical naming tradition, so the new smartphone might simply be called the iPhone 9.


2. It will sport the same look as the iPhone 8!

The rumored iPhone SE 2 (or the iPhone 9) is said to feature the same 4.7-inch display screen on the iPhone 8 which is great news for those looking for a more compact iPhone.


3. It will bring back the home button and Touch ID.

Those who miss having the option to use your fingerprint to unlock your phone will be pleased to know that Apple is bringing back the Touch ID through their new smartphone. It also looks like the new iPhone won't have the Face ID function.


4. It will employ the same processor as the iPhone 11.

According to this video by Mashable, the iPhone SE 2 or the iPhone 9 is set to have the same powerful A13 Bionic processor as the iPhone 11.

5. It's expected to be priced at U.S. $399!

Apple's much-anticipated low-cost smartphone is set to start at U.S. $399 (roughly P20,000)—significantly lower than the starting price of the iPhone 11 which is U.S. $699 or P47,990 in the Philippines.

6. It might be unveiled sooner than you think.

According to Bloomberg, Apple is set to unveil their new smartphone model as early as March. 

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