It is expected that on March 8, Apple will introduce a new version of the iPhone SE with support for 5G networks and a more modern processor, as well as new iPad Air and Mac. Mark Gurman, a well-known author of profile materials; does not exclude that the current iPhone SE will remain on the market and will be offered at a price of $199; which is not quite typical for Apple products.
Apple will offer the current iPhone SE for $199 after the release of its successor
Firstly, according to a Bloomberg representative, this will allow Apple to expand the audience of users, especially in the promising Indian market, where the average selling price of a smartphone in 2021 has already reached $196. Secondly, the appearance of such a smartphone will allow the iPod touch to be phased out; which is still equipped with a 4-inch display and the old A10 processor introduced in 2016. Over time, current-generation iPhone SE buyers will be able to upgrade to more expensive Apple products; and in terms of attracting new customers to the ecosystem, this would be an important step.
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Two years ago, the cost of components used to produce the iPhone SE was approaching $200, but by now Apple has probably reduced it, and therefore will be able to at least make some money selling such a smartphone at the specified price. Yes, Apple has historically had higher markups; but the market is changing and requires the American giant to be more flexible in its decision-making. In any case, the fate of the current generation iPhone SE will be decided in a few days if Apple does introduce its successor with 5G support.
Sources confirm that Apple has begun mass production of the iPhone SE 3 smartphone; which should hit the market in mid-late March this year. It is expected to support 5G and be equipped with the Apple A15 Bionic SoC.
To begin production of the iPhone SE3, the manufacturer has entered a phase of peak recruitment. Foxconn’s iDPBG business group in Zhengzhou, the largest iPhone factory, has been recruiting handymen since early February.
According to some analysts, the new iPhone SE will be the most affordable iPhone with 5G support. Previous leaks have shown that the upcoming iPhone SE3 will look identical to the current iPhone SE 2020. The latter features a 4.7-inch display, Touch ID fingerprint scanner, and a single camera on the back. According to rumors, the price will be from 299 dollars.