But will they still make sense?
The processor changes internally, changing from A8 to A10 allowing Group FaceTime support, and adding a 256GB memory cut. The detailed specifications are as follows:
- 4 ″ Multi-Touch IPS Retina Display
- 1136 x 640 native resolution at 326 ppi
- A10 Fusion processor
- 8MP 1080p rear camera
- 1.2MP 720p front camera
- Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) + Bluetooth 4.1
- iOS 12 operating system
- Apple Arcade + Group FaceTime
- Apple EarPods included
Prices are € 199 for the 32GB model, 299 for the 128GB version and 399 for the 256GB version. It is not clear what Apple points to with this refresh and these prices, given that with € 199 you can find complete 360 ° devices like Galaxy A40, which among other things has a Super AMOLED display.
It would have made more sense to offer an A11 chip first rather than mount the predecessor, make more space for the display by eliminating the frames, the physical key and perhaps mounting an OLED. No Touch ID or Face ID, then, together with the inability to insert SIM or memory expansions. If the device proves to be a commercial success we would be genuinely surprised.