Apple will launch the iPhone SE 5G between the months of March and April , according to comments by Bloomberg editor Mark Gurman (with a direct thread at the headquarters of big technology) in his “Power On” bulletin .
iPhone SE 5G, or whatever it ends up being called because there are doubts between “iPhone SE 3” or “iPhone SE Plus”, it will be the next generation of the cheapest smart phone from Apple’s catalog and according to the report by Gurman will be available in early spring following its presentation at a virtual event.
The dates add up if we take into account that the latest version, the second generation Phone SE of the second generation was marketed in April 2020. And last year, in the same month, the AirTag arrived, the new 24-inch iPad Pro and iMac models with the M1 chip, second-generation 4K Apple TV, and new color options for iPhones 12.
How will the iPhone SE 5G
The launch of “cheap” smartphones has been a strategy that Apple has been using according to its commercial needs, but always with a great market study so as not to cannibalize the sales of its regular line. The latest version was key in 2020 to smooth out the drop in sales that Apple noticed like no other manufacturer when price hit a tipping point. The reception of a mobile with $ 399 was extremely positive.
The next version would have the same objective, to reinforce sales, but without affecting those of the iPhone 13. The terminal will arrive renewed inside and out , with a design inspired by the iPhone XR to reduce the thickness , weight of the terminal and especially the display bezels. This will mean that it will permanently eliminate the front power button and Touch ID in favor of a fingerprint sensor mounted on the side, a design widely used in many series of Android phones.
This series has always been characterized by its small size to facilitate comfortable one-handed use. And it is that not all users are looking for the gigantic sizes that the trend is driving. In any case, the screen would increase over the previous versions and there is talk of a LCD screen between 5.7 and 6.1 inches .
The renewal of its internal hardware is taken for granted and the SoC Apple A15 points as the option chosen not only to improve performance, but to offer support for 5G for the first time in this series. The software would also catch up with what’s new in iOS 15 .
We do not know if Apple would keep the $ 399 of the series taking into account the increase in prices on all electronic products and components since the pandemic began, and the improvements that are rumored for this iPhone SE 5G, Apple’s next “budget” smartphone.