With the iPhone 13 now out in the wild, the iPhone SE 3 could be the next Apple handset to launch – and a new leak suggests its exterior design will remain largely unchanged, while a faster processor and 5G add in specs .
That’s according to sources speaking to Macotakara (via Gizmodo), a Japanese Apple blog that often gets accurate information ahead of time. What makes the speculation more credible is that we heard a similar rumor about internal and external changes to the phone in July.
So the iPhone SE 3 will obviously get the same Apple A15 chip inside the iPhone SE and 5G connectivity, but also keep the existing 4.7-inch screen and the old Touch ID design, with a physical home button embedded in the bottom bezel Be.
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The report also suggests that the iPhone SE 3 will launch in the Northern Hemisphere in the spring, which fits with what we’ve seen before: the original iPhone SE appeared in March 2016 and its successor appeared in April 2020.
Apple recently removed the most expensive 256GB version of the 2020 iPhone SE from models it sells directly on its website, which suggests that an update is indeed on the way, even if we have to wait several months for it. Had to do To be like
There is talk that the iPhone SE series is finally going to get a notch of Face ID support and some details, but now it seems unlikely that is going to change in time for the next refresh of the product.
Analysis: What’s the plan for Apple’s smallest phone?
The future iPhone SE roadmap isn’t as clear as it could be, as Apple now also makes a mini version of its flagship phone. Although there were rumors that it would be cancelled, the iPhone 13 mini actually appeared on schedule in September 2021.
That 5.4-inch handset makes us think the long-rumored iPhone SE Plus — a bigger version of the SE — isn’t really going to happen, at least not for a while. This one handset would be pretty much down on the more compact end of the iPhone range.
There have been whispers and speculation from the supply chain that the iPhone 12 mini didn’t sell particularly well, but if Apple follows the iPhone 13 mini with the iPhone SE 3, it looks like there’s ample demand for these smaller ones. Smartphones keep pushing them out for Apple.
The next question is whether Apple will decide to introduce a smaller version of the iPhone 14 next year, or whether the iPhone SE 3 is going to be the only real option for those who want a compact iPhone. The sales figures for the iPhone 13 mini will undoubtedly play a big part in making up Apple’s mind.
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