Suppliers Reportedly Getting Ready for ‘iPhone SE 3’ Release in Q1 2022

Citing unnamed sources inside Apple’s supply chain, a report by DigiTimes is claiming that several component suppliers are preparing for shipments of the upcoming third-generation ‘iPhone SE 3’ scheduled for launch in the first quarter of 2022 (via MacRumors).

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According to the Taiwanese publication, Apple’s component suppliers have still seen no cutback in orders for the new iPhones, and are “gearing up for shipments for the next generation of Apple’s iPhone SE series.”

Previously, research firm TrendForce has also reported that the new iPhone SE will be released in the first quarter of next year, suggesting a March 2022 launch.

Based on veteran Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s predictions so far, the ‘iPhone SE 3’ will feature the same 4.7-inch display and 3GB of RAM as the existing model, and will also retain a Touch ID home button and thicker bezels.

Kuo has also claimed in his research notes that key features of the new iPhone SE will include 5G support and a faster A15 chip, which is also found in the iPhone 13 and the latest iPad mini.

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