Apple will unveil an updated 4.7-inch iPhone SE in the first half of 2022, says a report from DigiTimes. The new iPhone SE is said to be powered by an updated A14 Bionic processor for the iPhone 12, and will also offer 5G connectivity.
The DigiTimes report jibes with last month’s comments by well-connected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said the iPhone SE would benefit from an updated processor and 5G connectivity during the first half of next year. Kup says the new budget-priced iPhone will be the “cheapest 5G phone ever” and Apple hopes it improves its position in the increasingly competitive 5G market.
The iPhone SE originally debuted in March 2016, as a device to replace the three-year-old iPhone 5S as an entry-level handset. Apple updated the SE for the first time in April 2020, as it benefited from an A13 Bionic processor, a larger screen, a new design, and improved cameras.
DigiTimes and Kuo both say the iPhone SE will continue to be the only iPhone in Apple’s lineup to feature a Touch ID sensor and a Home Button.