August 8, 2022
iPhone SE (2022) will be called iPhone SE+ 5G;  iPad Air (5th generation) may launch simultaneously


The iPhone SE (2022) can be officially called the iPhone SE + 5G. Although Apple is yet to confirm the new model, it is speculated to debut as a minor upgrade to the existing iPhone SE (2020) in a few months. The iPhone SE (2022) is believed to have the same design language as its current model, but include features such as 5G connectivity to attract a potential audience. Along with the iPhone SE+ 5G, Apple is expected to unveil the fifth-generation iPad Air at its spring event.

Ross Young, CEO of display market intelligence firm Display Supply Chain Consultants, has said Tip On Twitter that the iPhone SE (2022) (aka iPhone SE 3) will be dubbed the iPhone SE+ 5G.

Back in 2016, Apple unveiled the first generation iPhone SE as its affordable model in the lineup. It got an upgrade in 2020 which debuted as the iPhone SE (2020). It seems that the company is now making some improvements in the work of the next iPhone SE model.

Young said that the iPhone SE+ 5G will retain the 4.7-inch LCD that is already available on the iPhone SE (2020). The design of the new iPhone SE is also expected to be similar to the current model.

However, the iPhone SE+ 5G is speculated to have the company’s A15 Bionic SoC that will bring next-generation cellular connectivity. The new model is also rumored to have 3GB of RAM. Also, you can expect a better 12-megapixel primary camera sensor at the back.

Earlier this week, some computer-aided design (CAD) renders of the new iPhone SE surfaced online. However, those renders suggested Face ID support on the new model. This is unlikely to happen if we go by the estimates made by Young and other sources, which indicate no major difference on the selfie camera front.

JPMorgan analysts recently predicted that Apple may be able to attract more than a billion non-premium Android users and about 300 million older iPhone model users with the new iPhone SE.

Some reports suggested that Apple may have plans to offer a bigger display on its new iPhone SE. Young commented on that speculation, saying that the Cupertino company will bring a 5.7-inch iPhone SE model sometime in 2023 or 2024.

Japan’s Apple-focused news site Macotakara separately reported, citing a supply-chain source familiar with the development. informed of That the company is planning to launch iPad Air (5th generation) along with the third generation iPhone SE. The launch will take place in the spring season.

Coming to the specifications, the iPad Air (5th generation) is rumored to be similar to the iPad mini (2021) that was launched last year with a refreshed design. The new model may include an A15 Bionic SoC with 5G (optional) support and an improved selfie camera with Center Stage technology for facing subjects. However, the display and design of the new iPad Air is similar to the current model that was launched in 2020.

In addition to the iPad Air (5th generation), Apple is said to be working on an upgrade for its regular iPad model. A tipster who goes by the pseudonym @Dylandkt Told That the iPad (10th generation) will debut with 5G support by the end of the year.

The new iPad is said to have a 10.2-inch display, A14 Bionic SoC, and Bluetooth v5.0. It will also include a Lightning port for wired connectivity. The tipster said it will be the last model before a facelift arrives in 2023.

Apple is yet to confirm the launch of its new iPhone SE, iPad Air and iPad. Therefore, it is safe to consider the reported details with a pinch of salt.


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