One of the hottest phones of 2020, the iPhone SE (2020) featured great Apple hardware and software in a compact size and at a relatively low price. How can Apple overcome this?
We were hoping to hear about a new one when the iPhone 12 launched, but it didn’t happen in the end – it showed the iPhone 12 mini, which is a new compact iPhone but much more expensive than an iPhone SE.It wasn’t a completely new concept for the company – after all, the 2020 iPhone SE followed the original 2016 iPhone SE, but it was a concept Apple hasn’t worked on in a while.
It was also well received, so we think it’s likely that we’ll see a sequel referring to the iPhone SE 3 for the time being. We haven’t heard much about this phone yet, but we’ll be putting all the news and rumors together here as soon as we hear more. So check back often for the latest information.
However, below is what little we’ve heard, plus a wishlist of things we hope the iPhone SE 3 will ship out.
Release date and price of the iPhone SE 3
The iPhone SE (2020) was launched in April 2020. If Apple plans annual launches, the iPhone SE 3 could arrive in April 2021. However, since the company launched the first iPhone SE in 2016, there is no guarantee that it will.Even so, Japanese blog MacOtakara, citing Chinese suppliers, said the iPhone SE 3 will be announced in April, so there’s a good chance it will happen.
Additionally, there is likely to be an Apple spring event that is rumored to take place in April. So this is a possible place to start. However, we doubt we’ll see him there.Additionally, we’ve already seen some leaks and rumors suggesting there won’t be an iPhone SE 3 this year, perhaps to give the iPhone 13 mini more time in the spotlight so we may have to wait a long time for the phone – if we get it.
Elsewhere, Wedbush Securities analysts have suggested that a cheaper 4G version of the upcoming iPhone 12 will be released around February 2021.While we’d ingest it with a pinch of salt (not least because February has passed), Apple’s unlikely to launch an iPhone SE 3 around the same time, further suggesting we could wait a bit although this iPhone 12 4G this could be going to be the iPhone SE 3 in all but names.
And there’s the iPhone SE Plus to consider too. This was rumored to happen sometime after the iPhone SE (2020), and while we haven’t heard much about it lately, Ming-Chi Kuo (an analyst with a good track record on Apple) said in April that the iPhone SE Plus may not arrive until the latter half of 2021.
So that’s another thing that could end up on the spot or as the iPhone SE 3 – or maybe we have an iPhone SE 3 and an iPhone SE 3 Plus. It’s hard to tell right now.There’s nothing new in terms of price, but the iPhone SE (2020) starts at $ 399 / £ 419 / AU $ 749, so the iPhone SE 3 is likely to be priced similar, if not a little higher.
News, Leaks, and Rumors about the iPhone SE 3
We haven’t heard much about the iPhone SE 3 yet, but if it’s the alleged iPhone SE Plus, it will likely have a larger screen than the 4.7-inch iPhone SE (2020). Rumors put it at 5.5 or 6.1 inches.Given that the iPhone SE (2020) comes with the latest Apple chipset available, we can also expect the iPhone SE 3 to do the same, which likely means that the A14 is likely to join the iPhone 12 lineup will be available.