The iPhones due next year will support 5G, Nikkei said Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the matter. This will include all iPhone models released in 2022, including the first redesign of Apple’s iPhone SE budget phone in two years. The report says the Cupertino-based company will not release new 4G models from 2022.
IN report citing sources that said Apple will not release an updated iPhone mini next year. Poor sales of the phone led to this decision, according to sources.
A recent report claimed that the iPhone SE 3 – the successor to the iPhone SE (2020) – will be powered by Apple’s A14 Bionic SoC and will be released in the first half of next year. The iPhone SE (2020) is powered by the A13 Bionic. With the Apple A14 Bionic, Apple’s new budget phone will be on par with the iPhone 12 series and the latest iPad Air.
According to renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the next iPhone SE will be Apple’s cheapest 5G offering. Kuo also said that in terms of design, it will be “about the same” as the current iPhone SE (2020).
The first iPhone SE was released in 2016 to replace the iPhone 5s. It shipped with the Apple A9 SoC but retained the physical structure of the iPhone 5s. Then, in 2020, Apple released the next-generation iPhone SE (2020), which borrowed the design from the iPhone 8 but came with the Apple A13 Bionic SoC. The next iPhone SE is expected to retain the same design but have an updated internals. Back in April, there were rumors that the iPhone SE 3 would feature a 4.7-inch display, the same size as the current-generation iPhone SE.