On April 15, 2020, Apple introduced the iPhone SE. In terms of design, it’s quite similar to the iPhone 8, with the same aluminum and glass construction. It’s been highly popular, according to all reports, since it’s a great substitute for individuals looking for a new Home Button iPhone to replace an older model.
However, rumors of an Apple iPhone SE Plus have persisted since its introduction over two years ago. Some speculate that this will be a larger version of the iPhone SE (2020) with a larger display, while others speculate that the Plus alludes to a hardware update with 5G capabilities.
We’ve compiled all of the rumors & the technology around Apple’s new iPhone SE. Here’s what we’ve learned thus far.
The upcoming iPhone SE has been rumored for a long time, almost since the release of the second generation. It was initially reported that a “Plus” model will be released at the end of 2020, however that date was later pushed back to 2021. Of course, none of these things occurred.
The timing has lately changed to the first half of 2022, with several reports and sources claiming that the next iPhone SE – whether dubbed iPhone SE (2022), iPhone SE Plus, or just the third-generation iPhone SE – will debut in March 2022.
It’s customary for Apple to conduct a Spring Event in March, and it’ll be two years since the second-generation iPhone SE was released, so it’s a safe assumption that the next iPhone SE will be announced then. There are also rumors that a bigger iPhone SE will be released in 2024.
Apple will also be released iPhone 14 lineups in September 2022.
According to rumors, the new iPhone SE will have a design identical to the present iPhone SE (2020). The Touch ID button seems to stay underneath the screen, and the screen appears to be the same size as the previous model.
The second-generation iPhone SE sports rounded corners and a glass back, similar to the iPhone 8, as previously described. It wouldn’t be shocking if the upcoming iPhone SE has squared-off corners to match the rest of Apple’s portfolio, which includes the iPhone 13 series, but no models or photographs have surfaced as of yet.
- LCD panel
Apple’s latest iPhone SE (2020) features a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels. Between this iPhone and the 6.1-inch iPhone 13, any bigger version of the SE would fit, but that model isn’t expected until 2024.
Instead, the next iPhone SE is expected to have the same 4.7-inch display as the iPhone SE (2020), as well as Touch ID on the bottom, which would set it apart from the iPhone 13 small.
True Tone, which adapts the display to ambient light to offer you the finest pictures, will almost certainly be included in the upcoming iPhone SE, as well as support for Dolby Vision and HDR10. The 120Hz refresh rate observed on the iPhone 13 Pro versions is unlikely to be available.
- Same as iPhone 13?
- Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting, Smart HDR
- Up to 4K 60fps video capture
There are currently no rumors about the photography capabilities of the new iPhone SE. On the iPhone SE 2020, there is just one camera. It has the same sensor as the iPhone 8, but with the iPhone 11’s intelligence.
It’s conceivable that a next-generation iPhone SE, like the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 small, will sport a dual camera, but that’s just speculation for now.
Smart HDR, 4K video capture, and Night Mode are all things we’d anticipate.
Hardware and specs
The Apple iPhone SE (2020) is powered by Apple’s A13 Bionic technology, which is also used in the iPhone 11. The A15 processor is expected to be used in the upcoming iPhone SE, bringing it on par with the iPhone 13 in terms of performance. It’s also expected to have 5G, making it the cheapest 5G iPhone ever.
Storage choices are likely to remain 64/128/256GB – the same as the current model – however, no rumors have surfaced as to what they will be. It’s possible that Apple may ditch the 64GB model in favor of a 128GB beginning choice, as it did with the iPhone 13, but that remains to be seen for the time being.
The next-generation iPhone SE will very certainly have wireless charging, fast charging, Wi-Fi 6, and dual SIM compatibility through eSIM, much like the current iPhone SE.