Apple iPhone SE Plus release date, rumours, specs and features

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(Pocket-lint) - The Apple iPhone SE was announced connected 15 April 2020. It's essentially the iPhone 8 successful presumption of design, with the aforesaid the aluminium and solid build. And by each accounts, it's been highly fashionable since it's an perfect replacement for those wanting a caller Home Button iPhone to regenerate an ageing model.  

Since its motorboat astir 2 years agone though, rumours person continued to aboveground astir an iPhone SE Plus. Some suggest this volition beryllium a larger exemplary of the iPhone SE (2020) with a bigger display, portion others suggest the Plus refers to an upgrade successful specs and the summation of 5G capabilities.

We've rounded up each the speculation surrounding the adjacent Apple iPhone SE. Here's everything we cognize truthful far.

Release date

  • March 2022?
  • Larger iPhone SE successful 2024?

The adjacent iPhone SE has been rumoured for immoderate clip now, beauteous overmuch since the 2nd procreation appeared. It was archetypal claimed a "Plus" exemplary would look sometime towards the extremity of 2020, which past moved to 2021. Of course, neither happened.

More recently, the timeline has shifted to the archetypal fractional of 2022, with aggregate rumours and sources suggesting the adjacent iPhone SE - whether it is called iPhone SE (2022), iPhone SE Plus oregon conscionable 3rd procreation iPhone SE - volition look successful March 2022.

Apple does typically clasp a Spring Event successful March, whilst it volition besides beryllium 2 years since the 2nd procreation iPhone SE appeared truthful it's a tenable proposition that the adjacent iPhone SE could get then. There's besides claims that a larger iPhone SE could get successful 2024.


  • Touch ID
  • Same size 

Based connected the rumours, the adjacent iPhone SE volition connection a akin plan to the existent iPhone SE (2020). It looks similar the Touch ID fastener volition stay beneath the surface and that surface volition stay the aforesaid size arsenic the erstwhile model.

The 2nd procreation iPhone SE has a akin plan to the iPhone 8 - arsenic we mentioned - with rounded edges and a solid rear. It wouldn't beryllium excessively astonishing to spot the adjacent iPhone SE quadrate disconnected the edges to necktie successful with the remainder of Apple's portfolio, including the iPhone 13 series, but for now, nary renders oregon images person leaked.


  • 4.7-inches
  • LCD panel

The existent Apple iPhone SE (2020) has a 4.7-inch show with a 1334 x 750 pixel resolution. Any larger mentation of the SE would slot successful betwixt this iPhone and the 6.1-inch iPhone 13, but it's said that exemplary won't look until 2024.

Instead, the adjacent iPhone SE is claimed to beryllium coming with the aforesaid 4.7-inch show arsenic the iPhone SE (2020), on with Touch ID astatine the bottom, differentiating it from the iPhone 13 mini.

The adjacent iPhone SE volition nary uncertainty person True Tone so the show volition accommodate to ambient conditions to springiness you the champion visuals, positive enactment for Dolby Vision arsenic good arsenic HDR10. It is improbable to connection the 120Hz refresh rate recovered connected the iPhone 13 Pro models.


  • Same arsenic iPhone 13?
  • Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting, Smart HDR
  • Up to 4K 60fps video capture

For now, determination are nary rumours detailing what camera capabilities the adjacent iPhone SE volition offer. There's a azygous camera connected the iPhone SE 2020. It uses the aforesaid sensor arsenic the iPhone 8 but with the smarts of the iPhone 11.

It's imaginable that a next-gen iPhone SE could person a dual camera similar the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, particularly if it has the aforesaid chipset, but for now, it's guesswork.

What we would expect are features similar Smart HDR, 4K video seizure and Night Mode.

Hardware and specs

  • Apple A15 Bionic
  • 64/128/256GB storage
  • Wireless charging
  • 5G

The Apple iPhone SE (2020) runs connected the Apple A13 Bionic platform, which is the aforesaid spot that powers the iPhone 11. The adjacent iPhone SE is rumoured to athletics the A15 spot nether its hood though, putting it connected par with the iPhone 13 successful presumption of power. It's said it volition connection 5G too, which should marque it the cheapest 5G iPhone.

It is expected that retention options volition proceed arsenic 64/128/256GB - the aforesaid arsenic the existent exemplary - though nary rumours person elaborate these arsenic yet. It mightiness beryllium that Apple drops the 64GB exemplary successful favour of a 128GB starting enactment arsenic it did with the iPhone 13, but it's unclear for now.

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Like the iPhone SE, the next-gen iPhone SE volition nary uncertainty enactment wireless charging, accelerated charging, Wi-Fi  6 and enactment for dual SIM utilizing eSIM.

Next Apple iPhone SE Plus rumours: What's happened truthful far?

Here are each the rumours surrounding the adjacent iPhone SE Plus truthful far.

1 December 2021: Apple iPhone SE 3 connected way for March 2022, claims report

Market probe steadfast TrendForce claimsed the third-generation of the iPhone SE volition beryllium announced successful the archetypal 4th of 2022, apt March. 

26 October 2021: iPhone SE Plus with 4.7-inch show and 5G enactment tipped for 2022

Display expert Ross Young suggests adjacent iPhone SE volition beryllium called Plus but person aforesaid 4.7-inch show and 5G. Larger iPhone SE with bigger surface rumoured to beryllium pushed backmost to 2024.

We present perceive the adjacent LCD iPhone volition beryllium introduced successful 2022 and called the SE Plus with the aforesaid 4.7" LCD arsenic the 8 on with 5G. We perceive the iPhone SE3 with a 5.7" - 6.1" LCD is present pushed to 2024.

— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) October 25, 2021

11 October 2021: Apple iPhone SE (3rd gen) could travel with 5G and Touch ID, Spring 2022

Japanese tract Macotakara, arsenic good arsenic Nikkei Asia, assertion the iPhone SE (3rd generation) volition proceed to connection a 4.7-inch Retina HD show with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor and it volition person 5G capabilities. It's said to spell into accumulation successful December 2021, and released Spring 2022.

21 September 2021: Next iPhone SE to spell 5G, iPhone 14 Pro to ditch the notch, claims analyst

Industry expert Ming-Chi Kuo believes the adjacent iPhone SE volition motorboat successful 1H22 and connection 5G.

22 July 2021: Apple mightiness commencement making AirPods 3 soon, iPhone SE 5G apt coming too

Unnamed sources speaking to Nikkei suggest Apple is readying to motorboat a caller mentation of the iPhone SE successful the archetypal fractional of 2022. It said the iPhone SE would connection 5G, the A15 spot and clasp the 4.7-inch display.

20 July 2021: Apple could motorboat 5G iPhone SE 3 successful aboriginal 2022

Digitimes claims the adjacent iPhone SE would get successful the archetypal fractional of 2022, connection 5G capabilities and travel with the aforesaid 4.7-inch show arsenic the 2nd procreation model. A larger SE exemplary mightiness look successful 2023 it is claimed.

2 March 2021: The adjacent iPhone SE could get successful aboriginal 2022 with enactment for 5G

According to Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors), the adjacent iPhone SE volition get successful the archetypal fractional of 2022 with 5G and a akin plan and show to the iPhone SE (2020) model.

22 June 2020: Apple shows disconnected the caller iOS 14

Apple showed disconnected its adjacent large update to iOS. Called iOS 14, it'll person galore enhancements including a redesigned location surface with unrecorded widgets and an App Library. There are besides cycling directions successful Maps, a caller Translate app and integer car keys. Plus App Clips volition alteration you to usage apps rapidly without a ample download.

21 April 2020: A Plus-sized iPhone SE volition present debut successful 2021

Because of the planetary situation, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF Securities suggests that the larger iPhone SE Plus volition debut successful 2021 alternatively of aboriginal successful 2020. 

16 March 2020: iPhone SE Plus coming with a 5.5-inch screen

It appears Apple whitethorn beryllium readying to motorboat a 'Plus'-size exemplary of the iPhone SE. Basically, this would regenerate the now-discontinued iPhone 8 Plus - there's present nary ample surface 'cheaper' iPhone speech from the XR. 

14 January 2020: Longer surface and Face ID?

Just to enactment a feline successful amongst the pigeons, this rumour goes straight against the existent reasoning and suggests we won't spot a Touch ID sensor connected an iPhone SE Plus, but a longer surface and Face ID instead. We're not definite astir this one. 

5 December 2019: As good arsenic the iPhone SE, determination volition beryllium an iPhone SE Plus 

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF Securities says that Apple volition motorboat the iPhone SE2 Plus successful the archetypal fractional of 2021 and predicts the show size volition beryllium 5.5 oregon 6.1-inch. However, helium suggests the Touch ID volition beryllium portion of the powerfulness fastener connected the broadside which doesn't acceptable with what we present cognize astir the iPhone SE (2020).

Writing by Britta O'Boyle.

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