The next version of Apple’s popular and affordable iPhone SE will launch in the first quarter of 2022. This forecast was given by specialists from the Taiwanese research company TendForce; and it was made based on information obtained from sources in the supply chain.
iPhone SE 3 should be Apple‘s cheapest 5G smartphone. It will receive a body inherited from the iPhone 8, because changing the case is troublesome and expensive. Do not forget that the low price of the smartphone is partly due to the fact that the company has been using the same case for several years now.
We know that the iPhone SE 3 should receive a display with a diagonal of 4.7 inches and the Apple A15 Bionic chip; which the company puts in its flagships of the iPhone 13 series. The new compact smartphone will have an edge-to-edge display and will offer authentification using Touch ID.
If the company delivers such a powerful processor, it would make the third-generation iPhone SE the most powerful compact smartphone on the market. Apple will release 25-30 million iPhone SE 3 units next year.
As a reminder, the first iPhone SE came out in March 2016; and was no longer available for sale in September 2018. The second-generation iPhone SE was released in April 2020 and can be purchased now.
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Apple was able to sell 10 million iPhones in the past weekend alone
The pandemic and the resulting shortage of semiconductor components have disrupted many industry trends; but this is unlikely to discourage consumers from purchasing gifts during the so-called sale season. According to analysts at Wedbush Securities, over the weekend alone, Apple was able to sell more than 10 million iPhones, and about 40 million smartphones will be sold by the end of December.
According to Wedbush Securities, Apple stores continue to suffer from a shortage of iPhone 13 Pro smartphones; with demand exceeding supply by about 15% and order waiting times stretching for weeks. In total, according to the results of the fourth calendar quarter, Apple can sell more than 80 million smartphones. In China alone, in December, according to the source, at least 15 million iPhones could be sold.
Also, according to experts, the impact of the shortage of chips on the availability of smartphones for sale will be temporary; and the deferred demand for the iPhone will be able to support Apple‘s financial performance for a long time to come. In addition, The company’s new fiscal year began in October on the company’s calendar; and could sell nearly 100 million AirPods wireless over the next 12 months, Wedbush Securities said. This product category will generate more than 5% of Apple’s total revenue in FY2022.