APPLE is expected to launch a new low-cost iPhone in the next few months.
The low-cost phone is expected to have super-fast 5G internet.
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 now says that an iPhone SE 3 is coming.
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’s gone down in 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 for 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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