Gurman: New iPhone SE and More Likely at Apple Event in March or April

Apple's first event of 2022 will likely take place in March or April, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said today in his "Power On" newsletter. Gurman said a new iPhone SE with support for 5G and a faster chip is likely to be among the announcements at the event.

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"Apple's first virtual event of 2022 is coming up in just a few short months and is likely to take place in either March or April, I'm told," wrote Gurman.

Last year, Apple held an event on April 20 to unveil its AirTag item tracker, new iPad Pro and 24-inch iMac models powered by the M1 chip, the second-generation Apple TV 4K, and a new purple color option for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini.

In 2020, Apple did not hold a spring event, likely due to COVID-19 being declared a worldwide pandemic in March of that year. Apple still announced several new products with press releases on its website that spring, including updated MacBook Air and iPad Pro models on March 18 and the second-generation iPhone SE on April 15.

In addition to a new iPhone SE, Apple might announce new 27-inch iMac and high-end Mac mini models with M1 Pro and M1 Max chips at the March or April event.

Gurman also said that he is near certain that WWDC will remain a fully virtual event this year, shortly after it was announced that the E3 video game conference normally held in person in June will be an online-only event again this year.

While it has been rumored that the Apple Watch Series 8 will gain a body temperature sensor, Gurman said "chatter about it has slowed down recently," so it is unclear if this feature is still on track to launch in 2022 or will be pushed back.

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Top Rated Comments

MayaUser Avatar
31 months ago
The battery life will be even worse on this new 5G iphone SE if they keep the same 1800mah
Hope Apple place at least 2000mah
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
31 months ago
You know what would be an absolutely brilliant move?
Introduce the new 5G iPhone SE at 399 just like the current one… and cut the price of the 4G version by half, so it starts at $249.
Boom! Most affordable iPhone ever, plus they just replaced the aging iPod touch with one little swoop.
gurman suggested the same thing in the MR podcast he was on recently
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dz5b609 Avatar
31 months ago

You know what would be an absolutely brilliant move?
Introduce the new 5G iPhone SE at 399 just like the current one… and cut the price of the 4G version by half, so it starts at $249.
Boom! Most affordable iPhone ever, plus they just replaced the aging iPod touch with one little swoop.
gurman suggested the same thing in the MR podcast he was on recently
Except that a 5g-chip doesn't cost Apple 150 dollars and the other components would be more or less the same given that the rumors say that the new SE will still have the iPhone 8-like enclosure. Plus production, manufacturing, shipping and raw material costs are still having large problems everywhere and prices at all time highs so big chance that last year's iPhone SE (let alone the new SE) is actually costing more now to manufacture and ship than it did last year.

And Apple isn't going to start selling iPhones at a loss.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ikramerica Avatar
31 months ago
How about an SE+ model?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thewhitehart Avatar
31 months ago
Upgrade time! I love my 2020 SE, but 5G would be a nice addition at the low cost.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xxray Avatar
31 months ago
Hopefully there are some big battery gains over the current SE.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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