Apple iPhone SE: Ming-Chi Kuo provides details on new model's design, memory, specification and manufacturing expectations ahead of March 8 launch
Ming-Chi Kuo has tweeted numerous details about the third-generation iPhone SE. Kuo, a well-known analyst with over a 70% accuracy on AppleTrack, has shared the information just a few days before Apple's next hardware event. Billed as a showcase for 'Peek Performance', the March 8 event is rumoured to be when Apple announces at least the next iPhone SE and iPad Air.
According to Kuo, this year's iPhone SE should feature the A15 Bionic SoC currently found in iPhone 13 series and the iPad mini 6. Reputedly, Apple has equipped the iPad Air 5 with the A15 Bionic too. Not only will the A15 Bionic provide a decent performance improvement over the A13 Bionic in the iPhone SE (2020), but also a 5G modem with mmWave and Sub-6 GHz support. For reference, the iPhone SE would be the last of Apple's current smartphones to receive 5G connectivity.
Kuo adds that the iPhone SE 5G, also referred to as the iPhone SE 3, will be available with 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB of storage, an uplift on the 64 GB and 128 GB in the iPhone SE (2020). However, the iPhone SE 5G will arrive in Black, White and (PRODUCT)RED colourways, matching its predecessor. Moreover, the device will retain the design of the iPhone SE (2020) as well, with its large bezels and Touch ID.
While Apple may reveal the iPhone SE 5G next week, Kuo claims mass production has only just started. If this is correct, it could be the case that people will have to wait a few weeks before Apple begins shipping orders. Purportedly, Apple expects to ship 25-30 million units in 2022 alone, up to 6 million more than the iPhone SE (2020) managed in its first year.