Apple is rumored to launch its 3rd-generation iPhone SE later this month. The original iPhone SE was launched back in 2016 before Apple temporarily discontinued its ‘affordable’ iPhone line for the next few years. Apple only introduced the second-gen iPhone SE in 2020. While it already offers decent performance at a relatively affordable price, the upcoming device is expected to add new features and functionality that should make it a more attractive proposition for buyers.

Apple typically holds two hardware events every year, including one in fall and one in spring. While the fall event is categorically reserved for new flagship iPhones, the spring event is often used to announce other devices, such as iPads and Macs. While the company didn’t host spring events in 2017 and 2020, rumors from multiple sources this year suggest that it will almost certainly host a new event this month, although the exact date is yet to be announced.

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According to rumors, Apple will launch not only the third-generation iPhone SE at the upcoming event, but it will also unveil a slew of other products. Including an all-new iPad Air, an updated Mac Mini, and possibly, a new MacBook Pro with the Apple M2 processor. There’s also talk that Apple could announce iOS 15.4 at that event. As for when Apple will host its spring event, early rumors suggested that it might happen on March 8, which is next week. However, since Apple is yet to announce anything about the event or send out invites, it will likely take place later in the month.

iPhone SE (2022): Specs, Price, And Availability

A slew of rumors over the past several weeks has seemingly revealed quite a few details about the iPhone SE 3 or iPhone SE (2022). According to the reports, the device is unlikely to see a significant design change this year, which means it will still feature a 4.7-inch screen and a physical Home button with a built-in fingerprint scanner like its predecessor. However, despite its static design, it is still said to ship with 5G connectivity, which has become standard for all modern smartphones. It is also rumored to be powered by the A15 Bionic processor, which is the same one used in the iPhone 13 lineup.

A recent rumor also suggested that the device might be priced at $300, which would be $100 less than the $400 that the second-gen iPhone SE is priced. The report surfaced late last month on Investor’s Business Daily, which cited Loop Capital Markets analyst John Donovan as the source for its information. However, newer reports have since suggested that Apple will likely stick with its $400 pricing, so it will be interesting to see who is right in this regard.