Just ahead of today’s “Peek Performance” Apple event, a last-minute rumor claims that the third-generation iPhone SE that we expect to see debut today will feature MagSafe, Ceramic Shield, and “significantly” better battery life.
A machine-translated post from the account “yeux1122” on the Korean blog Naver says the third-generation iPhone SE will feature Apple’s Ceramic Shield technology on the front cover glass. Ceramic Shield is a “dual‑ion exchange process” that introduces nano-ceramic crystals directly into the glass, offering improved resistance to drops. Ceramic Shield first appeared on the iPhone 12.
The post also claims that the third-generation iPhone SE will feature MagSafe, which allows users to magnetically snap different accessories to the iPhone and can also be used to connect chargers. MagSafe was not widely expected to be offered on the low-priced iPhone SE.
While most rumors indicate the third-generation iPhone SE will feature the A15 Bionic chip, today’s rumor goes a bit further, saying it will feature 4GB of RAM, an increase from the current 3GB in the iPhone SE.
The new iPhone SE is expected to feature 5G connectivity. That, along with the device’s smaller size, has led many to worry about the new handset’s battery life. However, “yeux1122” claims that the battery life improvements will be “significant.”
Apple’s “Peek Performance” event will take place at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, March 8. It will be live-streamed through multiple sources. If you aren’t able to view the event live, you can visit MacTrast afterward, as we’ll be reporting on all of the highlights after the event.