An iPhone SE successor could launch in early 2022, if reports from industry sources related to Apple’s supply chain are to be believed — and it could be called “iPhone SE 3.”
According to reports, Apple is hiring chip probing specialists for TSMC subsidiary Xintec, who does quality testing processes. TSMC is a long time partner of the Cupertino-based company who supplied components for the iPhone SE and iPhone SE 2020. This suggests an iPhone SE 3 could launch as early 2022.
Adding credence to the news is Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who also predicted that Apple might be releasing a new iPhone SE in late 2021 or sometime in the first half of the year.
Releasing a successor to the iPhone SE makes sense for Apple, as it was one of the “bright spots” of an otherwise dismal 2020 showing. The phone was responsible for boosting iPhone sales during that time, doing better than expected.
Source GSM Arena