Just a few days ago, DigiTimes offered us some details on the future iPhone SE of 2022. Interesting details which, however, do not agree with those projected by Nikkei. In a new report released by Nikkei Asia, the publication contradicts DigiTimes and claims that we will see an A15 in the next generation iPhone SE.
An iPhone SE that catches up with an A15 processor
We’ve been hearing rumors about the upcoming iPhone SE for some time. Some of those rumors put it in 2023, but the most recent put it in the first half of 2022, possibly in March. With roughly the dates set, the rumors, coming from Apple’s supply chain, center on components and specs.
According to Nikkei, the upcoming 2022 iPhone SE will come with an A15 processor inside. The same processor that, if all goes as planned, we will see arrive this fall from the hand of the iPhone 13. Although this information contradicts the one published two days ago by DigiTimes, where they claimed that this iPhone SE would be delivered with an A14 It is also true that it coincides and confirms some specifications.
The Asian media supports the previous rumors by claiming that this iPhone SE will receive 5G thanks to the Qualcomm X60 chip and that it will have a 4.7-inch LCD screen instead of making the jump to OLED. The design, based on the iPhone 8, will be retained, which means that this iPhone will continue to have Touch ID, although it is not specified if it will be on the front button, and with a single camera, from of which we do expect improvements.
The inexpensive 5G iPhone will hit the market in the first half of 2022, according to knowledgeable sources. It will have Apple’s A15 processor – the same chip that this year’s high-end iPhones will incorporate – and its 5G connectivity will be enabled by Qualcomm’s X60 modem chip, they added.
Nothing iPhone 14 mini
The report also had time to substantiate a rumor that we have been hearing for a long time. According to Nikkei, the iPhone 13 mini will be the last iPhone with the “mini” surname for a season. As we’ve discussed in the past, the iPhone 14, which we’re seeing in fall 2022, will continue to offer four models, but only two sizes.
The cast we are expecting consists of two iPhone 14s of 6.1 and 6.7 inches, and two iPhone 14 Pro also 6.1 and 6.7 inches. For guidance, we could call them iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max, a change that will allow access to the larger iPhone without the added expense of targeting a Pro model.
“It’s more or less decided that there won’t be a Mini next year, and instead there will be a relatively inexpensive version of the larger iPhone Pro Max. However, the detailed specification designs for the four new models from next year remain… not closed, ”one of those with first-hand knowledge of the case told Nikkei Asia.
About seven weeks after the launch of the new iPhone, the rumor is in full swing. With this year’s iPhones already in production, rumors center on the next iPhones, whose designs are ending right now. The iPhones we’ll still have to wait over a year, so for now let’s focus on the upcoming launch.