What you need to know
- A new report projects that the 3rd generation iPhone will launch in the first quarter of 2022.
- The new generation of iPhone SE is expected to feature 5G connectivity.
Apple is still shooting to release the third generation of the iPhone SE next year.
According to a new report from research firm TrendForce, the company plans to release a new 5G version of its low-cost iPhone in the first quarter of 2022. The firm estimates that Apple could sell as many as 25-30 million units in the year.
With the success of the iPhone 13 lineup, Apple has reached second place in the global market share of phone production. Samsung still leads phone brands in the 3rd quarter of 2021.
The iPhone SE is Apple's entry-level iPhone. While it does not feature the modern design of the flagship iPhone models, it does contain the same software experience and a lot of the same hardware features for a much more cost-effective price.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.