Last month, we learned by Macotakara that Apple will probably unveil a new iPhone SE with 128 GB of memory next time special event expected in the coming days (read: Apple Keynote in March: red iPhone 7, 4 iPad Pro, iPhone SE 128 GB?). Earlier this week, retail giant Target asked employees to return a number of iPhone SE models to Apple by March 1, according to a corporate memo obtained by MacRumors.
The iPhone SEs that must be returned concern six unlocked models of 16 GB and 64 GB in gold, silver, rose gold and space gray, as well as two versions simlocked by the operator Sprint. In addition, an employee at Target told MacRumors that his store had not been restocked in iPhone SE since the presentation of the iPhone 7 in September 2016.
Even if the reasons pushing Target to return the stocks of iPhone SE can be multiple, like the bad sales of certain models for example, the information intervenes only a few weeks before the keynote of March. As a reminder, the Cupertino company should among other things unveil an iPhone SE of 128 GB, according to recent rumors. However, no other material change should take place.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said an iPhone SE refresh is unlikely in the first half of this year, to keep expectations from fans of Apple?s low-cost smartphone from being too high strong when the second generation came out. Apple could start selling 32 GB and 128 GB models, doubling the storage space of current ones (16 GB and 64 GB). The original iPhone SE, whose selling price starts at 489 euros, was launched in March 2016.