Ross Young: 'iPhone SE Plus' to release in 2022 with 5G

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What you need to know

  • Apple could release an "iPhone SE Plus" next year.
  • This rumor comes from display analyst Ross Young.
  • Young says the new iPhone SE will feature the same 4.7-inch display but come with 5G.

There have been a lot of rumors about a new iPhone SE debuting next year, and we have yet another one to add to the list.

According to display analyst Ross Young, Apple will introduce a new iPhone SE in 2022. The new phone, which will reportedly be called the "iPhone SE Plus," will still come with the same 4.7-inch LCD display but feature 5G connectivity.

Young goes on to say that the "iPhone SE 3," the one that is expected to feature a full redesign, has now been pushed back for a release in 2024.

We now hear the next LCD iPhone will be introduced in 2022 and called the SE Plus with the same 4.7" LCD as the 8 along with 5G. We hear the iPhone SE3 with a 5.7" - 6.1" LCD is now pushed to 2024.

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The idea of an "iPhone SE Plus" featuring a 4.7-inch display is an odd one. Historically, Apple has used the "Plus" name in the iPhone line to indicate a larger screen size. The company has replaced "Plus" with "Max" for its Pro iPhones, but it's never used either naming convention for its regular iPhones since the iPhone 8 Plus.

If the rumor is true, it means that anyone waiting on an iPhone SE redesign has another two years to go before that could come to fruition.

Joe Wituschek

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.