Apple rumored to launch new iPhone SE with 5G in 2022, claims Kuo
Respected industry analysts Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Apple is on track to release a next-generation iPhone SE in 2022, featuring 5G and an upgraded A-series processor.
In a note to investors on Wednesday, Kuo reports that the new iPhone will have a similar design to the current 4.7-inch model, which is based on the design of the iPhone 8, and that it will be Apple’s “cheapest 5G iPhone model ever.”
Today’s report follows after display analyst Ross Young claimed earlier this year that Apple’s next iPhone SE will be a minor upgrade ahead of a substantial update planned for 2023, which will bring a punch-hole display design for the first time.
Apple was first rumored to be considering bringing punch-hole displays to the iPhone by Kuo in March, suggesting at the time that Apple may take a leaf out of Samsung’s book with an iPhone that looks similar to the Galaxy A71, with the front-facing camera in a small circle in the device’s display, looking like a punch-hole on a piece of paper.
Separate rumors have pointed to Apple researching a larger “iPhone SE Plus” that would look similar to the iPhone 8 Plus, boasting a 6.1-inch, larger battery and a new camera system with two lenses.