|Apple’s logo was unveiled at an event on September 10, 2019 at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, California, USA. REUTERS / Stephen Lam|
Apple could use its now common spring event to update its cheap smartphones. Apple is expected to unveil a third-generation iPhone SE this spring with a virtual presentation that will “likely” take place in March or April, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said in his latest newsletter. Echoing past rumors, Gurman realized that the new SE would still stick to the iPhone 8-era design, but would add 5G and a new processor, possibly an A15 from the iPhone 13, while Apple’s history of using the chip peaked last year.
, No other changes were mentioned. It’s not surprising if Apple has increased the storage to 128GB or upgraded the camera sensors (again from the iPhone 8), but not sure given Apple’s low-cost approach to the iPhone SE. Larger batteries may be needed to offset the higher power consumption of 5G in general.
If the leak is true, the new iPhone SE will be a disappointment for those who want a modern design that covers almost the entire screen. It will still have a relatively small screen, a thick bezel and a button-based fingerprint reader. However, as we just mentioned, Price is everything for SE. The model’s current price of $ 399 is helping Apple reach some customers who wouldn’t otherwise fit the iPhone. To maximize SE’s potential audience, the company probably doesn’t want to do anything that could result in a small price increase.