DigiTimes says new iPhone SE coming in the first half of 2022
Apple will launch a new iPhone SE during the first half of 2022, according to a new report from Taiwanese supply chain news website DigiTimes, which says orders of the new device provide “new business opportunities” for TSMC subsidiary Xintec.
Respected industry analysts Ming-Chi Kuo claimed last month that Apple is on track to release a next-generation iPhone SE in 2022, featuring 5G and an upgraded A-series processor.
The new device is expected to have a similar design to the current 4.7-inch model, which is based on the design of the iPhone 8, and will be Apple’s cheapest 5G iPhone model to date.
Apple reportedly is set to roll out its third-generation iPhone SE series in the first half of 2022, providing new business opportunities for chip probing specialists including TSMC subsidiary Xintec, according to industry sources.
Rumors claim this year’s iPhone SE upgrade will be minor ahead of a substantial update later down the line, which will bring a punch-hole display design to the iPhone 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.