The Apple iPhone 8 is currently in the market, and now the Cupertino company plans on using that as a base for its upcoming cheaper and more compact offering. As per the report, this new upcoming iPhone model set to debut later this year will have an iPhone 8-like design and will pack Face ID hardware for authentication.
The new report makes things confusing, but a possible explanation is that Apple is developing two different models of a true iPhone 8 successor, one packing Touch ID button, while the other one will go with the Face ID system. But the rumoured 5.4-inch 2020 iPhone model will differ in one more aspect from the iPhone SE 2 aka iPhone 9 – display size. The latter is said to pack a smaller 4.7-inch Retina IPS LCD. Another possibility is that Apple is basing the design of its iPhone 11 successors as well as the iPhone SE 2 on the iPhone 8’s frame.
Furthermore, the device is said to come with A13 Bionic chipset, which is a bit surprising, since Apple is rumoured to equip the 2020 iPhones with the next-gen Apple A14 SoC and with Face ID while omitting Touch ID and the button as well to make room for a bigger screen.