Previous this week we reported the inside track that Apple’s third-gen iPhone SE would release within the spring of 2022. Neatly, it seems like that is iPhone SE week, as a result of just a few days later we are listening to further information about the specifications of the impending handset.
A brand new record from Nikkei Asia covers various flooring, however the standout revelation is its assured prediction that the iPhone SE 3 “will likely be powered via Apple’s personal A15 processor, the similar chip that may pass into this 12 months’s top class iPhones”. That is a processor that hasn’t but been launched – a processor that may virtually unquestionably be essentially the most robust chip in any smartphone on the earth, iOS or Android, when it launches within the iPhone 13 – being talked up for the release of the cheap telephone release early subsequent 12 months.
Actually this is not as odd an concept as it could sound. First, in fact, Apple’s iPhone SE releases can infrequently be considered as ‘funds’ gadgets in any purpose sense: they’re less expensive than different iPhones, however via comparability with the marketplace as an entire they’re solidly mid-range.
However secondly, Apple has shape on this space. For earlier iPhone SE fashions, it made compromises and minimize prices in each and every space with the exception of the specifications. It’ll cheerfully recycle an antiquated chassis design, however it’s going to fill it with state of the art – or no less than latest-generation – componentry.
The iPhone SE (2016) got here with an A9 processor, a chip which introduced with the iPhone 6s kind of six months previous. The iPhone SE (2020) was once provided with an A13 Bionic, which made its debut within the iPhone 11 within the autumn of 2019.
So it is each just right information and on no account unexpected that the iPhone SE (2022) seems to be heading in opposition to the part packing containers marked “A15”. You’ll learn extra about that chip, via the best way, in our article Apple’s A15 processor: How briskly will it’s?
In other places within the record, Nikkei Asia says Apple plans to release the third-generation iPhone SE within the first part of 2022, which will have to imply March or April and suits with the opposite hearsay we heard this week.
The display will likely be 4.7in, precisely the similar dimension as within the present type. And there may be nonetheless no query of changing the LCD display with OLED.
However the A15 chip is not the one blockbuster improve to stay up for. The brand new SE will almost certainly be offering 5G strengthen; certainly Nikkei says the corporate goes “all in on 5G”, aiming to reach “a complete vary of 5G choices”.
You’ll meet up with the most recent rumours in our new iPhone SE hub. If you do not need to attend till subsequent spring – and who may just blame you? – then browse our information to the most productive iPhone offers for cut price costs at the present vary.
This newsletter at the start gave the impression on Macworld Sweden. Translation and extra reporting via David Worth.