Apple’s next iPhone could be released long before September.
Insiders suspect the handset has only been out a few weeks – with some surprises in store.
The latest leak reveals the new Iphone will go into production in January.
And it’s supposed to launch in early April or late May.
That’s according to industry insiders and Apple analysts Ross Young.
Normally Apple will announce new iPhone models in September.
But the company launched a handful of iPhones at events in the spring.
We are expecting Apple to launch the new iPhone SE 3.
It will be part of the cheaper iPhone SE line – there’s no 5G option right now.
Apple only started offering 5G phones in 2020 with the iPhone 12.
Since then, the iPhone 13 series has also launched with 5G onboard.
Bloomberg journalist and longtime Apple leaker Mark Gurman also says that an iPhone SE 3 is on the way.
Apple insiders say the phone is expected to launch in March or April.
Gurman said his sources have not explicitly confirmed that the device will be named iPhone SE 3.
But it looks like it could be due to Apple’s history.
The iPhone SE stands for Special Edition and was launched in 2016.
It’s designed to be a cheaper option that runs alongside the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.
This became commonplace, so Apple repeated it in 2020 with the iPhone SE 2.
The device debuted alongside the iPhone 11, but borrowed most of its design from the iPhone 8.
However, it ships with more powerful components than the iPhone 8 – and significantly cheaper than the iPhone 11.
Apple is expected to hold a special event in March or April.
The event is said to be entirely online, in line with Apple’s recent events.
That contrasts with Apple’s pre-pandemic rollouts, which would have been messy in-person rollouts with media and device influencers.
Apple is said to be planning an iPhone 8-style device with a 4.7-inch display – and a Touch ID button on the front.
But it’s likely the phone will pack upgraded hardware, including a faster processor and more capable cameras.
It’s likely to cost less than $400 / £400.
The big news will be the advent of 5G, which is now more widely supported across the US and UK.
Apple could also use the spring event to showcase other gadgets, including new iPads.
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