New bigger iPhone SE coming in 2023 after 2022 update, says Kuo

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What you need to know

  • Ming-Chi Kuo says a new iPhone SE is coming in 2022, and 2023.
  • The latter will reportedly have more RAM than next year's model.
  • Kuo has previously said the new device will have 5G and a better processor.

A new leak says Apple is planning a new iPhone SE in 2023 that will be bigger and more powerful than the 2022 model.

A new note seen by iMore from Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo states that Apple is expected to unveil a new iPhone SE in 2023. It will reportedly have a larger display than the '22 version (said to be 4.7-inches), and more RAM (4GB vs 3GB). Kuo says Luxshare will be the main NPI supplier for Apple's 2023 iPhone SE.

Previously, Kuo has said the iPhone SE coming next year will have a new processor and 5G like the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13, Apple's most recent iPhone models. From June:

Apple will announce a new iPhone SE in the first half of next year according to a new Ming-Chi Kuo research note seen by iMore. What's more, the new device will feature 5G and become the "cheapest 5G iPhone ever."Kuo's note says that we shouldn't expect drastic changes compared with the outgoing 2020 iPhone SE beyond the addition of a beefier CPU and the aforementioned 5G radio. That's no huge surprise, with Apple using the device as an entry-level one that's designed to offer parents an inexpensive way to get kids into an iPhone rather than an Android device.

Multiple sources have indicated a new budget iPhone is on the way in the first half or even the first quarter of next year. Ross Young has suggested the new 2022 version will be a 'Plus' variant of the iPhone SE, however, Kuo seems to indicate this may be coming in 2023 instead. Apple recently released its best iPhones yet with the iPhone 13 lineup featuring all-new cameras, a new processor, and 120Hz display technology in the Pro models.

Kuo also reports today that a new AR/VR headset from Apple will come in 2024, new AirPods Pro in 2022, and three new Apple Watches.

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