launch in March or April 2022 for Apple’s affordable smartphone

Apple is set to launch a new affordable iPhone SE smartphone in the coming months. According to Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, the device could arrive as early as March or April 2022.

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iPhone SE 2020. Credit: Apple

In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Mark Gurman announces that Apple will likely host a virtual event in March or April, based on what he’s heard from sources. ” Apple is gearing up for its first virtual event of 2022. Apple’s first virtual event in 2022 will take place in just a few months and is expected to take place in March or April, I’m told. “.

This event should be the occasion for Apple to launch its new iPhone SE 3 of 2022, two years after the release of the last iPhone SE 2020. A release around the month of March would corroborate the previous information which also indicated a launch at the end of the first quarter of the year.

What do we know about the 2022 iPhone SE 3?

In his newsletter, Mark Gurman doesn’t talk much about the main features of this new smartphone, but thanks to previous leaks, we already know quite a bit about it. According to several leakers, the new model would not be radically different from the 2020 model.

Indeed, according to analyst Ross Young, specialist in displays, and Ming-Chi Kuo, specialist Apple analyst, the iPhone SE 2022 will be equipped with the same 4.7-inch IPS LCD screen as the 2020 model. This information also has was corroborated by the leaker @dylandkt on Twitter. The iPhone SE 3 2022 would therefore take the design of the iPhone 8 and not that of the iPhone XR. It would therefore be necessary to wait until at least 2024 for Apple to modernize the aging design of its smartphone.

Unsurprisingly, the smartphone would still be 5G compatible, and it should be powered by the new A15 Bionic chip already found in the iPhone 13. Like the previous model, no Face ID, the only biometric identification method would remain Touch ID. We should also find a total of 3 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of storage on basic reconfiguration, against 128 GB on the new iPhone 13.

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