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New iPhone SE to be Unveiled in Spring, Estimated Annual Shipments at 20 Million Units


2022-01-28 Consumer Electronics TrendForce

According to GSMARENA (1/20), Apple may unveil the new iPhone SE, christened the iPhone SE+ 5G, sometime between late April and early May. According to what is currently known, this model will be a continuation of the previous generation design wise but whether it will employ a 4.7-inch LCD screen with a Touch ID button is unknown. The only thing known for certain is that it will be able to connect to 5G.

The SE models launched in 2020 utilized the A13 chip and a 4G Modem (the same configuration as the iPhone 11) and, according to rumors, the new SE will adopt the A15 chip and a Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 modem, (like the iPhone 13). TrendForce believes, as the release of the affordable iPhone SE (third generation) is imminent in 1H22, it has entered small batch production. The plan to supply in April is roughly on schedule and the first batch of mass production is expected to be 4 million to 5 million units. Although this new model is distinguished in neither appearance and nor specifications, as the most affordable of Apple’s 5G mobile phones, paired with brand premiums, it is still expected to occupy a place in a market where large-sized panels are king, More than 20 million units of this single model will ship throughout the year. (Image credit: Pixabay)

Resource: The iPhone SE+ 5G will become available in late April or early May, claims analyst