A recent newsletter that surfaced online, is expected to introduce a third-generation iPhone SE this spring. The newsletter discloses that Apple might use its now-customary spring event to give an update on its most affordable smartphone. This newsletter claims the spring would be a virtual presentation and most likely to take place in March or April. Rumours say that the new SE would present the iPhone 8-era design while adding a 5G and a new processor — possibly last year’s A15 high-end chip for iPhone 13.
Although no other changes in expectation were said, it would be a huge surprise to find out if storage was increased to 128GB or even an update to the camera sensors (another feature borrowed from the iPhone 8). Also because it possesses a 5G, which typically means a higher energy drain, a larger battery might be necessary to compensate for that. Anyways all these are just speculations here and there and none of it is guaranteed given Apple’s focus for the iPhone SE is simply all about low-cost.
According to Engadget, if the leak is accurate, the new iPhone SE would be disappointing for those wanting a modern nearly-all-screen design. You’d still have a relatively small screen, thick bezels and a button-based fingerprint reader. As we just mentioned, though, price is everything for the SE. The current model’s $399 price helps Apple reach some customers who otherwise couldn’t justify an iPhone. The company might not want to do anything that could prompt even a small price hike if just to maximize the SE’s potential audience.