In the note, Kuo says that Apple is planning two new iPhone SE models for 2022 and 2023 respectively. The 2022 iPhone SE will reportedly launch in the first half of the year and feature 3GB of memory. Meanwhile, the 2023 iPhone SE will boast more significant changes, such as a larger display and 4GB of memory.
We expect Apple to release a new iPhone SE in 2023 with a larger display than the 1H22 SE’s 4.7-inch and 4GB of memory support (vs. 3GB in the 1H22 SE). We predict that Luxshare-ICT will be the NPI supplier for the 2023 iPhone SE.
Kuo’s predictions are the latest in a series of iPhone SE predictions from analysts. In November, Taiwanese research firm TrendForce said the new iPhone SE will remain a mid-range smartphone with added support for 5G and that its production volume for 2022 is forecasted to reach 25-30 million units.
There have also been rumors about a 6.1-inch version of the iPhone SE featuring a hole-punch design rather than a notch. Apple is rumored to be bringing a hole-punch display to its 2022 flagship iPhone models so that technology could trickle down to the iPhone SE one year later.
The current (second-generation) iPhone SE debuted in April 2020 and is still available at $399 for a 64GB model or $449 for 128GB of storage.