Rumor: Apple delays iPhone SE Plus until second half of 2021

The larger version of the new iPhone SE will be released in the second half of next year. So says the generally well-informed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The iPhone SE Plus would have a 5.5″ or 6.1″ screen and a fingerprint scanner in the power button.

In previous reporting, Kuo said Apple will release the iPhone SE Plus in the first half of 2021, but now, according to MacRumors, he reports that it has “probably been delayed” until the second half of that year. The iPhone SE Plus would have a design similar to the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, with a notch in the screen. That notch would be smaller than on those models, because Apple doesn’t use Face ID in the cheaper iPhone.

According to Kuo, the Touch ID fingerprint scanner is located on the side of the device, integrated into the power button. It would be the first time that Apple places the fingerprint scanner of an iPhone in a different place than in the home button. According to Jon Prosser, which has recently proven to have good sources within Apple, the mass production of the iPhone SE Plus has not yet started, but the device will receive an A13 soc, just like the small version that comes out this week.

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