What you need to know
- Apple is reportedly set to launch a new iPhone SE in the first half of next year.
- The third-generation iPhone SE is already expected to offer 5G.
Apple will launch a new iPhone SE in the first half of 2022 if a new report by DigiTimes is to be believed.
The DigiTimes report claims that Apple is set to give the budget iPhone within the next year, with chip companies set to benefit from the device's launch — including TSMC subsidiary Xintec.
This report comes just weeks after analyst Ming-Chi Kuo made similar claims, pointing out that the new iPhone SE will be the "cheapest 5G iPhone ever" while also benefiting from a new CPU for speedier app response and load times. 5G connectivity and a faster chip will also ensure the new third-generation iPhone SE is a gaming monster, too.
Apple last refreshed the iPhone SE in April of 2020, adding an A13 Bionic processor and an impressive camera system.
Apple has the iPhone 13 lineup to get out the door before it can turn its attention to iPhone SE, but it's the budget device that is one of the most important. Available for a bargain $399, the device goes up against a plethora of Android devices at a similar price point.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.