Production of the iPhone SE 3 is scheduled to start in 2021: According to a report, the start of production is planned for December, and the new entry-level model is expected to hit the market in spring 2022 – Apple has already chosen this time of year for the two predecessors.
It can be heard from the supply chain that the third generation of the iPhone SE is catching up with the current iPhone 13 in terms of two core components. Apple’s A15 bionic chip is said to be in the new model, as is the Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 modem, so that the entry-level model could also use 5G networks.
Apple would have completed the switch to 5G completely, the manufacturer will no longer introduce pure LTE / 4G smartphone models in the coming year – for the time being, however, the iPhone 11 should remain in the range, which has so far been priced above the iPhone SE.
iPhone SE will probably stay in the iPhone 8 case
There are no innovations planned in terms of display size and shape: The iPhone SE 3 will continue to be in the familiar iPhone 8 case – including a 4.7 “LC display that is now relatively small and the home button with an integrated fingerprint scanner (Touch ID ), like the Japanese publication Macotakara reported.
It has long been speculated that Apple is considering introducing an additional, larger version of the iPhone SE based on the model of the iPhone 8 Plus with a 5.5 “display. So far, however, there is neither concrete information nor such a model in the current iPhone lineup makes sense Apple is now selling the iPhone 11 with a 6.1 “display in the price range directly above the SE.
Entry-level iPhone under 500 euros
Apple has been selling the iPhone SE, which was reissued in 2020, unchanged from just under 480 euros since it was launched. It can be found in stores for around 400 euros, but is still significantly higher than the prices of the first iPhone SE generation, which ranged between 300 and 350 euros.
A redesign of the sizes of the iPhone flagship models is expected in 2022: According to several reports, Apple will be removing the Mini and only offering models with 6.1 “and 6.7” displays, both as normal and Pro versions.