New iPhone SE Likely to Launch in April Based on Production Timeframe

Apple suppliers will begin producing display panels for the third-generation iPhone SE this month, with final assembly of the device likely to start in March, according to information shared by display industry consultant Ross Young.

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Based on this production timeframe, Young believes the third-generation iPhone SE is likely to launch in the second half of April, or perhaps in early May at the latest. iPhone SE launches have always taken place in the spring, with the original model launching in March 2016 and the second-generation model launching in April 2020.

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman recently tweeted that Apple will be holding a spring event to announce the new iPhone SE and other new hardware. Last year, Apple held an event on April 20 to unveil the AirTag, new iPad Pro and 24-inch iMac models powered by the M1 chip, a new Apple TV 4K, and a purple color option for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini.

The third-generation iPhone SE is expected to have the same design as the current iPhone SE, including a 4.7-inch display. Key new features rumored for the device include the same A15 Bionic chip as iPhone 13 models and 5G support.


Young has proven to be a reliable source of display-related information for future Apple products. Last year, for example, he accurately claimed that the new iPad mini would feature an 8.3-inch display with the home button removed. He was also first to report that the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro would feature ProMotion displays.

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mannyvel Avatar
22 months ago
TouchID is really great and still is more reliable than faceid, especially with masks.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AirunJae Avatar
22 months ago

Dang :confused: Same design as the previous year iPhone SE. I was really hoping Apple would adopt the iPhone Mini design factor for 2022, iPhone SE. Since iPhone 14 might be getting a total re-design why not the SE.
My thought is that most iPhone SE owners probably don't want much of a design change and would like to keep the TouchID button forever. Also probably something related to the pandemic and keeping the effort/money put into the device at a minimum.
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Deep Dish Avatar
22 months ago

Who even wants this phone
Me. I've owned both versions of the SE because I use my phone for making calls, sending texts, and looking at women with big butts when I'm on the toilet. I don't need an expensive phone with a massive screen for that.
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Mr. Dee Avatar
22 months ago
Buying this and iPad for my mom’s birthday this year! Perfect timing too. She currently has iPhone 6s, but I think it’s buggy. When I WhatsApp call her she never responds.
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GuruZac Avatar
22 months ago

Dang :confused: Same design as the previous year iPhone SE. I was really hoping Apple would adopt the iPhone Mini design factor for 2022, iPhone SE. Since iPhone 14 might be getting a total re-design why not the SE.
The iPhone Mini chassis would be a perfect SE chassis. The SE is now an 8 year old design, and it shows. And adding 5G to a phone with subpar battery already sounds like a great idea…
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TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
22 months ago
Dang :confused: Same design as the previous year iPhone SE. I was really hoping Apple would adopt the iPhone Mini design factor for 2022, iPhone SE. Since iPhone 14 might be getting a total re-design why not the SE.
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