New iPhone SE Reportedly on Track for Release in First Quarter of 2022

Apple plans to release a third-generation iPhone SE in the first quarter of 2022, according to Taiwanese research firm TrendForce. If this timeframe proves to be accurate, we can expect the device to be released by the end of March.

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As previously rumored, TrendForce said the new iPhone SE will remain a mid-range smartphone with added support for 5G:

In terms of product development, Apple is staying with the plan to release its third-generation iPhone SE in 1Q22 and four models under a new series in 2H22. The third-generation iPhone SE is expected to be a major instrument in helping Apple establish a presence in the market segment for mid-range 5G smartphones. Its production volume for 2022 is forecasted to reach 25-30 million units.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has previously claimed that the new iPhone SE will feature a similar design as the current model, which is based on the iPhone 8, with a 4.7-inch display, Touch ID home button, and thicker bezels. Kuo said key upgrades to the device would include 5G support and a faster processor — reportedly an A15 chip.

There have also been some rumors that Apple is working on a larger version of the iPhone SE, but that device is not expected to be released until 2023 or later.

The original iPhone SE was released in March 2016 and discontinued in September 2018. The second-generation iPhone SE launched in April 2020 and continues to be sold, with pricing set at $399 for 64GB of storage and $449 for 128GB of storage.

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Top Rated Comments

one more Avatar
25 weeks ago

One thing I did notice that I found to be an immediate disappointment with the current SE - the screen size is actually smaller than that of my current iPhone 6s. That will have to change before I get this upcoming SE. Hopefully smaller bezels will do the trick.
Nah, their screens are totally identical in size:



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TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
25 weeks ago
Hopefully, the prices of the SE iPhone will drop. It’s still too expensive. Also, get rid of 64GB, please. It should start from 128GB
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Halikaarn Avatar
25 weeks ago
My hope is that if the iPhone Mini is discontinued it can in a few years be the basis for an SE. Meanwhile, I think it's great that this form factor is getting a refresh. Touch ID can be so much more convenient than Face ID at times... ?
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bousozoku Avatar
25 weeks ago

They should use the chasis for the X as the base for the SE model. Get rid of the dated look of the current SE. Apple is getting rid of the home button for pretty much everything else, might as well do it for the SE as well (or at least move it to the side in the power button like the ipad).
No, thank you.

I appreciate all the people who know what I want better than I do, but I'm actually just fine with an enhanced iPhone 8.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bearxor Avatar
25 weeks ago
Would be nice to see an iPhone SE+ with the 5.5” screen as well.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mc0 Avatar
25 weeks ago
I wish they would reconsider the battery size. Imagine how fast it would drain when using 5G.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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