It seems that Apple still decided not to give up on the iPhone SE series and began work on the third generation of the smartphone, which will replace the 2020 iPhone SE. True, this time, fans of the brand will not have to wait four years, as was the case with the second generation iPhone SE, which was presented in April 2020, almost four years after the debut of the original iPhone SE.
According to sources familiar with Apple’s plans in China, the third-generation iPhone SE will go on sale next spring. It will be the last smartphone in Apple’s range to feature an LCD display. Externally, the new product is likely to be similar to the iPhone XR, released in 2018. If this is true, then the new iPhone SE will lose the classic design with the Home button and the built-in Touch ID fingerprint scanner. The display will take up most of the front panel and will receive a cutout or so-called «monobrow» on top for the front camera and Face ID face recognition system for quick and safe unlocking of the smartphone instead of a fingerprint scanner.
The new iPhone SE will be based on the same A15 Bionic chipset that powers the new flagship iPhone 13 smartphones. But the rest of the technical characteristics of the heir to the iPhone SE 2020 model year are still kept secret.
As for the cost, the iPhone SE 3 is rumored to cost the same as its predecessor at the start of sales. This means that prices will start at $ 399 for the base configuration.