Major iPhone design changes don’t happen often, but after the first iPhone 14 leaks, new information has revealed that Apple fans are going to be shocked.
In a new exclusive report, influential Chinese site MyDrivers has revealed that Apple is making a dramatic design upgrade for the iPhone SE 2022. In fact, the upgrade is so important that the developers of the iPhone 13 may want to save their money and wait.
An inexpensive iPhone without bezel
MyDrivers explains that the new third-generation iPhone SE launched in early 2022 will no longer be based on the iPhone 8, but rather on the iPhone XR. Oddly enough, the site also states that it will have Touch ID instead of Face ID – a biometric technology that’s arguably more convenient for a world still wearing masks. It can also mean a smaller notch / no.
The best news, however, may be that MyDrivers claims that Apple will equip the iPhone SE3 with 5G and the same A15 chipset used by the iPhone 13 line. If this is correct, it would most likely be 5G. mmWave and the slightly lower version of the A15 used with non-Pro models. Either way, that should mean the phone is supported for as long as its premium counterparts.
The only bad news is that MyDrivers reports that storage will start at 64GB, which is understandable, and it will be priced at 3,299 yuan ($ 516). That’s significantly more than the 2,899 yuan ($ 454) the second-generation iPhone SE currently sells for in China, though the upgrades would clearly justify a price increase.
Too good to be true?
As a source, MyDrivers has a relatively strong track record. It correctly disclosed the storage upgrade in the iPhone 7, changes to the chipset for the third-generation iPad Pro, and the full specification breakdown of the fourth-generation iPad Air, although some launch dates do. are already deceived.
The bigger conundrum, however, is that the MyDrivers leak goes against previous information from respected insiders Ross Young and Ming-Chi Kuo who both said a bezel-less iPhone SE redesign wouldn’t happen. not before 2023.
That said, Kuo reported that Apple plans to add 5G to the iPhone SE in 2022, making it “the cheapest 5G iPhone ever” and the company has a proven track record of cutting back. costs by reusing older parts and equipment. So waiting until 2023 to reintroduce a design first introduced in 2018 could push it, even for Apple.
Additionally, with the first iPhone 14 leaks recently revealing that Apple is working on a “complete overhaul” of the iPhone lineup for 2022, this could be the stepping stone that will also upgrade the design of the iPhone SE. .
All of this gives food for thought to potential iPhone 13 upgraders, as the 6.1-inch iPhone 13 starts at $ 799. The iPhone SE line typically sells for $ 399, and even with a price increase, you’ll get the same screen size, similar design, and equivalent performance for hundreds of dollars less. So are you waiting?
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