Apple plans to update the iPhone SE, its entry-level 4.7-inch iPhone, with an updated A14 Bionic processor from the iPhone 12 series in the first half of next year, according to a report from DigiTimes.
DigiTimes’ the report follows in the footsteps of trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who reported last month that iPhone SE would receive an updated processor and 5G features in the first half of 2022. Kuo says the new iPhone SE, which has marketed well for Customers looking for smaller phones will be the “cheapest 5G phone ever” and hope to strengthen Apple’s position in the increasingly competitive 5G market.
IPhone SE was originally released in March 2016 as a small entryiPhone at the first level to replace iPhone 5S, released three years earlier. Apple updated iPhone for the first time in April last year with the A13 Bionic processor borrowed from the iPhone 11, a larger screen, a new design and improved cameras. According to reports, the upcoming iPhone SE 3 will have fewer changes, with only the improved A14 Bionic processor and 5G.
IPhone SE is the only iPhone in Apple’s current range that has a Touch ID sensor and a Home button, and that design will continue with iPhone SE 3 next year, according to DigiTimes and Ming-Chi Kuo. Looking further, Apple is reportedly planning to redesign the iPhone SE with a hole-hole design instead of a notch in 2023.