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iPhone Returns Spark Rumors of Second Generation Device

Although rumors of an Apple event in the spring – and with the introduction of an iPhone SE and other products – are growing like crazy, there is still no confirmation from the technology giant. However, new facts make it seem that such rumors might be true.

According to a statement obtained by macrumors, the Target store chain is said to have received an order to return a number of iPhone SE models to Apple by today, March 1st.

iPhone Returns Spark Rumors of Second Generation DeviceiPhone Returns Spark Rumors of Second Generation Device

The iPhone SE devices to be returned from Target stores include six 16GB and 64GB models unlocked in gold, silver, pink gold and space gray, and two Sprint models.

An anonymous employee informed the media that he released information that his store Target had not received any shares of the iPhone SE since before the iPhone 7 was announced in September 2016.

While there are many possible reasons for Target to return the iPhone SE stock, such as poor sales of some models, the movement comes just days or weeks before the rumor of Apple’s March event, which will announce a 128GB iPhone SE. However, no other hardware changes have been rumored.

However, other sources such as KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that an upgrade of the iPhone SE is unlikely in the first half of this year, so Apple smartphone fans should not put their hopes too high on a second-generation model.

Even without a complete upgrade, one possible scenario is that Apple could start selling the iPhone SE in 32GB and 128GB capacities, doubling the storage space of the current 16GB and 64GB models.