iPhone SE 3 rumors are disappointing again — 2022
We start from the basis that the iPhone SE are not top-of-the-range devices and do not have a majority target either, in fact in that sense they compete with theiPhone 13 mini and SE with all their differencesfor that market niche that is looking for small devices. This allows Apple to save production and innovation costs, but the truth is that despite everything some deeper change was expected in the third version and from what we know the matter does not look very good. A good part of its characteristics were known for months and this week they have been confirmed again.
Bad omen if it is a rehash of the iPhone SE 2020
In recent hours, various reports of the iPhone SE 3 have been published from Asian media with sources close to the Apple production chain. It is not completely new information because, as we indicated previously, some of its news began to leak several months ago. And while it is true that the information cannot be given absolute truthfulness, it comes from media with a good reputation in the sector to take them into account.
The iPhone SE 2020 design would serve again for this new generation. We remember that the 2020 model already recycled a chassis similar to that of the iPhone 8. They would therefore repeat the 4.7-inch LCD screen with Home button and a single rear lens . It remains to be seen if they also repeat a range of colors, but in any case at a visual level it would still be a well-known device.
The main novelties would be inside. It would come with an updated chip leaving behind the current A13, mounting a A144 or A15 . In this there has been confusion between the aforementioned media and it is that Nikkei Asia affirms that it will be the A15 that the iPhone 13 would also mount, while in Digitimes They believe that it will be the A14 that the iPhone 12 now have. Be that as it may, it will be a considerable change in this aspect due to the generational change that they will entail.
Although if there is a filtered function and that Apple is probably most interested in showing off, it is that of the 5G connectivity. Although the company took longer than expected to incorporate this technology (it was released in the iPhone 12), it will now be a standard in all its smartphones and they also want to include the 'SE' range. It remains to be seen if the battery improvement, something to be expected considering that in the 2020 model it is quite weak and that 5G connectivity will take away a lot of autonomy.
The release date It would be at the beginning of 2022, something that we also knew and seems increasingly confirmed. Of course, it is not very well known if they will maintain the price , although taking into account that the news would be those reported above, it does not seem that it will go up and could remain the same as the current one (part of 489 euros).
A missed opportunity to reissue the iPhone XR
The most popular iPhone of 2018 and 2019 was by far the iPhone XR. It did not have a double camera like the XS that were presented at the same time, nor did it have an OLED panel or 4 GB of RAM. However, it offered an extremely competitive price with a design that apparently looked modern and on par with the brand's high-end ones. In fact today it is still a great best seller because it has not yet been discontinued.
Taking into account that this device today is already far behind in performance compared to the new ones, it would be a great opportunity for Apple to withdraw it from the market with the arrival of the iPhone 13 and make it reborn in the third generation of iPhone SE . Yes, it would lose that essence of a classic and compact phone, but it could be sold at a very good price with slight changes inside.
In addition, the iPhone 13 mini could continue to be the safe value for those who prefer compact phones, since it would also be the last iPhone in this range after expectations were not met with the iPhone 12 mini. Obviously we understand that Apple will have studied everything and in the end this is nothing more than an opinion of this writing in general and of a server in particular, but that is surely shared by a good part of the potential users of this phone.