With a year before the iPhone 14 Pro emerges in its notchless glory, the next iPhone is expected to be a refresh of the entry-level handset: the iPhone SE 3. Now a new report confirms what we have. already been. hearing: that the familiar appearance of the iPhone SE 3 will conceal some very powerful internal components.
Japanese blog Apple Macotakara claims that while the iPhone SE 3 will retain the somewhat dated appearance of the current iPhone SE, it will share some of the internals of the recent iPhone 13 lineup, with the absurdly powerful A15 chip doing the heavy lifting. work. And even if you imagine there will be less RAM and storage to keep the mid-range prices going, it opens the door to 5G on an SE model for the first time.
But at a glance, the iPhone SE 3 will apparently look like the current cheapest iPhone, i.e. roughly the same as the iPhone 8 from 2017. This means that the IPS display 4.7-inch Retina would still be sandwiched between thick borders. at the top and bottom, with the Touch ID home button still in place for authentication.
Notably, the report makes no mention of a larger iPhone SE Plus, which was once said to be in the works. This makes sense, because the last time we heard about it, it had to be pushed back to 2023.
Macotakara says the iPhone SE 3 will go into production in December, with its unveiling in the spring of 2022. Starting in late March, which makes sense: The last thing Apple wants is the cheaper iPhone that flies thunder from the 13 lineup, and a six-month gap should give those who like the latest flagship hardware plenty of time to buy.
The iPhone SE is certainly due for an upgrade, with the latest version appearing at the start of the pandemic in April 2020. But while annual updates are expected from many Apple products, the iPhone SE is considerably more difficult to maintain. predict, with four years gap between the first and second generation.
Still, with this latest report matching analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s generally accurate predictions, we’re inclined to believe the wait for a new iPhone SE is almost over.
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