Apple could already present an updated version of its entry-level smartphone iPhone SE in March, if you can believe a new report from a well-known industry insider.
In his latest ‘Power On’ newsletter for Bloomberg (H / T AppleInsider), Mark Gurman posited that the iPhone SE 3 (as some refer to) will be unveiled at a virtual event in March or April 2022.
The headline upgrade will be the cheapest iPhone’s 5G connectivity, last updated in 2020. The design is said to remain largely unchanged, although there will be a handful of additional internal upgrades to bring it up to date.
While new iPhone rumors are often false at best, there are several reasons why this one should throw it off. Gurman has a good track record when it comes to his Apple predictions, which are mostly based on inside knowledge of the company’s plans.
What’s even more encouraging is that even in March, Apple has a consistent recent history of new hardware announcements, with the company announcing something every year from 2014 to 2020. Last year, 2021, it even stuck to the pattern, if only through press releases.
Afterward, Gurman added that WWDC will continue to focus on the next iterations of Apple’s software (iOS and macOS), while the traditional fall launch event will also be a purely digital affair.
Either way, the SE is usually the best iPhone for budget consumers. So it’s worth checking out what Apple has in store for us this spring