Apple’s next iPhone SE will launch in 2022, featuring 5G and an upgraded processor, says an analyst.
“Apple will release the new iPhone SE model in 1H22,” says the analyst. “The exterior design and most specifications are similar to the existing 4.7-inch iPhone SE. The biggest change is to support 5G and processor upgrades.”
Apple’s current iPhone SE arrived in April 2020 and does not feature 5G connectivity. Next year’s model will, says Kuo, while the current A13 Bionic SoC is likely to be updated to something much more speedy. Whether that’s an A14 Bionic from the iPhone 12 lineup or whatever Apple puts in this year’s flagship remains to be seen.
At the same time, it looks like Apple isn’t willing to give up on the traditional iPhone design just yet, so the upcoming SE would continue to boast the look of the iPhone 8 with a 4.7-inch display, says the analyst. The Touch ID sensor integrated into the home button would continue to be there, and most likely, Apple is also planning a similar price tag for the upcoming model.
Apple is set to announce the iPhone 13 lineup in or around September this year. At this point, iPhone SE starts at $599 CAD, so the 2022 model would replace the current version when it goes live.