Apple could use its customary spring event as a way to upgrade its most affordable smartphone. Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman claimed in his latest newsletter that Apple is expected to introduce a third-generation iPhone SE this spring through a virtual presentation “likely” happening in March or April. In an echo of past rumors, Gurman understood the new SE would still cling to the iPhone 8-era design but add 5G and a new processor — possibly the A15 from the iPhone 13, if Apple’s history of using last year’s high-end chip is any indication.
There was no mention of any other changes. It wouldn’t be surprising if Apple increased the storage to 128GB or updated the camera sensors (again borrowed from the iPhone 8), but those aren’t guaranteed given Apple’s low-cost focus for the iPhone SE. To compensate for the 5G’s higher energy consumption, a larger battery may be required.
If the leak is true, the new iPhone SE will disappoint those who want a modern almost-all-screen design. You’d still have a relatively small screen, thick bez