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screenrant.com iPhone SE 2022 - Will There Be Another iPhone SE?

There are reports thatApple will announce a new iPhone SE model in 2022, and for fans of the series, it is exciting news. The idea behind the iPhone SE is to provide a smaller iPhone model and a cheaper one. To keep the price low, Apple uses the design of an older phone, which is why the first-gen iPhone SE released in 2016 looks like the 2012 iPhone 5 while the iPhone SE (2020) is practically indistinguishable from the iPhone 8 released in 2017.

Apple already offers small-sized iPhone models in the form of the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 13 Mini. Even though they rock bigger 5.4-inch screens when compared to the 4.7-inch ones on the iPhone SE models, both Mini models are smaller in size than the iPhone SE. However, they are priced much higher than the iPhone SE 2022, starting at just $399. The iPhone 12 Mini currently has a starting price of $599, while its successor costs $100 more.


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screenrant.com iPhone SE 2022 - Will There Be Another iPhone SE?

Apple's iPhone SE phone launch doesn't seem to have a clear pattern — the first launched in 2016, and a 2nd-gen model followed in 2020 — which explains why there might be doubts about a new model coming two years after the previous one. However, some of the sources that have reported that a new model will launch this year are credible. So it is safe to say that a new iPhone SE model is indeed coming, and it is expected to arrive with upgraded features and maybe even a new name. However, the design will remain unchanged.

Next SE model is rumored to be called SE+ 5G and will have a 4.7" LCD. Previously said the next SE model, SE3, would either have a 5.7" or a 6.1" display. It is now looking like it will be 5.7". May be launched in 2023 rather than 2024.

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iPhone SE 3, iPhone SE (2022), iPhone SE+ 5G, Or Just iPhone SE?

The new iPhone SE is reported to be planned for an early summer release with improved specs. There are no specific details yet save for a 4.7-inch LCD display and a 5G support, but a new processor, improved cameras with new features, and hopefully a bigger battery to augment the addition of 5G are expected upgrades. Since the design is reported to be unchanged, it should also have support for Touch ID via a front-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Apple officially calls the 2020 model the iPhone SE, the same name as the original, but the device is unofficially referred to as the iPhone SE (2020) or iPhone SE 2 to avoid confusion. So what will the upcoming model be called — iPhone SE 3 or iPhone SE (2022)? It might be neither, as the phone is rumored to launch as the iPhone SE+ 5G. Considering the info is unconfirmed, consumers should take it with a pinch of salt. Notwithstanding, there are plausible reasons why Apple may not go with it.

There is a strong likelihood the current model will be discontinued after or even before the 3rd generation model is announced, which means Apple can once again call this new model the iPhone SE. Also, while some of the upgrades planned for the new phone include 5G support,Apple has never been among the brands to include the word "5G" in the name of a device. It didn't do so when it announced its first 5G phone, the iPhone 12, so the possibility of it doing so now is pretty low.

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