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.

iphone se 2020 top
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.

Related Roundup: iPhone SE
Buyer's Guide: iPhone SE (Buy Now)
Related Forum: iPhone

Top Rated Comments

mannyvel Avatar
22 weeks ago
TouchID is really great and still is more reliable than faceid, especially with masks.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AirunJae Avatar
22 weeks 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.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Deep Dish Avatar
22 weeks 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.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Dee Avatar
22 weeks 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.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GuruZac Avatar
22 weeks 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…
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
22 weeks 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.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Related Stories

iphone se 2020 top

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

Sunday January 9, 2022 6:08 am PST by
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. "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...
iPad Air Feature 2

New iPad Air and iPhone SE Models With A15 Chip, 5G, and More Reportedly Enter Production

Friday February 4, 2022 7:27 am PST by
Apple suppliers have started production of a new fifth-generation iPad Air and third-generation iPhone SE, according to Japanese blog Mac Otakara. Citing reliable sources in China, the report claims that the new iPhone SE will retain the same chassis design as the current model released in 2020, and the device will apparently continue to lack support for MagSafe accessories. Key features of...
iPhone SE 3 stacked

Geekbench Scores of New iPhone SE Show On-Par Performance With iPhone 13

Thursday March 10, 2022 3:27 am PST by
Geekbench scores for the new third-generation iPhone SE shows that Apple's most affordable iPhone features performance on par with the company's flagship iPhone 13, as they both feature the same A15 Bionic chip. Geekbench scores for an "iPhone 14,6," the model identifier for the new iPhone SE, show a single-core score of 1695 and a multi-core score of 4021. For reference, the iPhone 13 has a ...
Spring 2022 Apple Products Feature

New iPad Air, Macs, and iPhone SE With 5G Likely to Be Announced at Apple Event This Spring

Thursday January 20, 2022 8:32 am PST by
Earlier this week, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman tweeted that Apple "will be holding a spring event" to announce a new iPhone SE and other hardware. In a recent edition of his newsletter, Gurman said the event is likely to occur in March or April. Gurman did not elaborate on what "other hardware" will be announced at Apple's purported spring event, but rumors suggest at least four products are...
iphoneseback

40% of iPhone Users Plan to Buy iPhone SE 3, Survey Indicates

Monday March 7, 2022 4:36 am PST by
40 percent of iPhone users intend to buy the third-generation iPhone SE, according to the findings of a survey by SellCell. Of the survey respondents that plan to buy the iPhone SE, 24 percent plan to use it as their main device, while 16 percent plan to give the device as a gift or use it as a secondary device. While most iPhone SE 3 buyers plan to use the device themselves, 10.9 percent...
iphone se 2020 top

iPhone SE 2 Discontinued, iPhone SE 3 From $429 Now Apple's Cheapest iPhone

Tuesday March 8, 2022 11:48 am PST by
With Apple's debut of the new third-generation iPhone SE at its spring "Peek Performance" event, Apple has dropped the previous second-generation iPhone SE from its lineup on the online Apple Store, which means the cheapest new iPhone Apple offers has gone up in price. The old iPhone SE 2 featured an A13 Bionic chip, 3GB RAM, and a low starting price of $399. It came in white, black, and...
iPhone SE 2022 Red Feature

Last-Minute 5G iPhone SE Details Leaked By Reliable Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo

Friday March 4, 2022 5:19 am PST by
Renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has shared six "predictions" for the third-generation iPhone SE, providing several new insights into details about the device. Repeating information from previous rumors, Kuo claims that the third-generation iPhone SE will feature the same design as the current model, the A15 Bionic chip, and 5G connectivity, but there are several new details. Some ...
iPhone SE 2022 Red Feature

Last-Minute Rumor Claims New iPhone SE to Feature MagSafe, Ceramic Shield, and 'Significantly' Better Battery Life

Tuesday March 8, 2022 3:22 am PST by
Ahead of Tuesday's "Peek Performance" Apple event, a last-minute rumor claims that the third-generation iPhone SE expected to be unveiled will feature MagSafe, Ceramic Shield, and "significantly" better battery life. According to a machine-translated post from the account "yeux1122" on the Korean blog Naver, the third-generation iPhone SE will feature Apple's Ceramic Shield technology on the ...

Popular Stories

home app ios 16

Apple Confirms iPad Will No Longer Be Supported as a Home Hub in iOS 16

Wednesday June 22, 2022 12:38 pm PDT by
The iPad will no longer be able to be used as a home hub following the launch of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, and the HomePod 16 software this fall, Apple confirmed today. As discovered in iOS 16 code by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser, Apple says that the iPad will no longer be supported as a home hub. This information will be displayed in the Home app after updating to iOS 16.A home ...
apple ar headset concept 2

Apple CEO Tim Cook Hints at AR/VR Headset: 'Stay Tuned and You'll See What We Have to Offer'

Wednesday June 22, 2022 6:34 pm PDT by
CEO Tim Cook this week did an interview with China Daily, where he once again commented on on the future of augmented reality and hinted at Apple's work on an AR/VR headset. Render via designer Ian Zelbo Cook said that Apple is excited about the opportunities available with augmented reality, which is not too far off from prior comments that he's made, but he went on to say that people should ...
customize wallpaper setting ios 16

iOS 16 Beta 2 Tidbits: New Wallpaper Colors, Backup Over LTE, SMS Filtering and More

Wednesday June 22, 2022 2:16 pm PDT by
Apple today seeded the second betas of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 to developers for testing purposes, and the new betas introduce new features and refine some of the changes that Apple made with the first iOS 16 release. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Lock Screen Photo Wallpaper Customization When customizing a photo on the Lock Screen, there are two new DuoTone and...
Shazam Music Recognition Control Center

iPhone's Built-In Music Recognition Feature Syncs With Shazam App on iOS 16

Tuesday June 21, 2022 7:37 am PDT by
Since the release of iOS 14.2 in 2020, the iPhone has included a built-in Music Recognition feature in Control Center powered by Shazam. And with iOS 16, and also the iOS 15.6 beta, the feature has received a small but useful upgrade. As noted by Twitter user @someone_andrew, songs identified with Music Recognition in Control Center finally sync with the Shazam app. It also remains...
2022 back to school apple

Apple Launches 2022 Back to School Offer: Up to $150 Gift Card With Mac or iPad

Friday June 24, 2022 5:08 am PDT by
Apple today launched its annual "Back to School" promotion for college/university students in the United States and Canada. This year's promotion offers a free Apple gift card with the purchase of an eligible Mac or iPad, rather than free AirPods like last year. Apple is also offering students 20% off AppleCare+ plans during the promotion. Apple is offering a $150 gift card with the purchase ...
ios 16 lock screen feature2

Apple Seeds Second Betas of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 to Developers

Wednesday June 22, 2022 10:07 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the second betas of upcoming iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the updates coming two weeks after Apple unveiled the new software at WWDC and released the initial betas. Registered developers can download the iOS and iPadOS 16 profiles from the Apple Developer Center, and once installed, the betas will be available over the air. Given...
apple ar headset concept 1

Apple Rumored to Announce 'Game-Changer' AR/VR Headset in January 2023

Friday June 24, 2022 2:52 am PDT by
Apple is "likely" to announce its long-rumored mixed-reality headset as soon as January 2023, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has reiterated. Concept render based on purported leaked information by Ian Zelbo In a detailed post on Medium, Kuo explained that Apple's headset will be a "game-changer" for the augmented-reality and virtual-reality market. Describing some of the headset's...