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Renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has shared six "predictions" for the third-generation iPhone SE, providing several new insights into details about the device.

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Repeating information from previous rumors, Kuo claims that the third-generation iPhone SE will feature the same design as the current model, the A15 Bionic chip, and 5G connectivity, but there are several new details.



Kuo expects the iPhone SE to add a new 256GB storage option in addition to the existing 64GB and 128GB options, and clarifies that the iPhone SE's 5G capabilities will include both mmWave and Sub-6GHz 5G connectivity, which was not previously known. The mention of the A15 Bionic chip also seems to dispel uncertainty around rumors that suggested the next-generation iPhone SE could get the A14 Bionic instead.

In addition, the tweet confirms that the iPhone SE will continue to feature the same White, Black, and Red color options offered with the current model, with no new colors available. It may also be worth noting that camera upgrades are noticeably absent from Kuo's expectations.

Kuo added that mass production for the new iPhone SE begins this month and that Apple is expecting to ship 25 to 30 million units this year.

Ming-Chi Kuo is an analyst for TF International Securities and often reveals accurate insights into Apple's plans. Kuo normally shares his information in official notes to investors and has never shared information of this kind on Twitter before.

Apple is widely expected to unveil the third-generation iPhone SE at its "Peek Performance" event on March 8. The company seemingly filed new iPhone SE models in regulatory databases in January, indicating that the launch of the device is imminent.


Update: MacRumors was initially unable to verify that the @mingchikuo account belonged to Ming-Chi Kuo, but we had no reason to doubt its authenticity beyond the unprecedented nature of a tweet of this kind. Kuo subsequently confirmed to MacRumors that he is the owner of the account.

Article Link: Last-Minute 5G iPhone SE Details Leaked By Reliable Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo
 
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winxmac

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It's unlikely but I would still want the iPhone 5/5s/SE 2016 form factor revived and repurposed... However if the battery capacity is barely changed from the previous one and if the same thing happens in iPhone SE 2022, then the only reason to buy it will be the physical size and the latest SOC to date [until A16 is available]...
 

now i see it

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Why would anyone “leak” information about a product that’s going to be presented in 4 days?
The leaked information doesn’t have any value being so close to the official unveiling.

I’ll tell you why — Clicks. It’s all about clicks and getting attention for himself.
 

thingstoponder

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Why would anyone “leak” information about a product that’s going to be presented in 4 days?
The leaked information doesn’t have any value being so close to the official unveiling.

I’ll tell you why — Clicks. It’s all about clicks and getting attention for himself.
Why come to macrumors if you don’t want to read leaks? Genuinely curious.
 

DFZD

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3. Storage: 64/128/256GB.
- No, won't have a 256GB option. Simply because then it becomes too expensive for budget buyers.


5. Casing: white, black, and red.
Not really - Starlight, Midnight & Project Red. I am already not trusting this guy.

6. Similar form factor design to current SE. -
Unfortunate but also quite true. Because no leaks about new design with notch.
 
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Abazigal

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The last iPhone SE already had fairly short battery life. I can't imagine what adding 5g would further do to it. It would make more sense to recycle the Xr form factor (which has pretty good battery life, and can better tank the hit from 5g), though I am not sure if Apple is able to manufacture it at a significantly discounted rate (it hasn't been exactly 4 years yet, and components like Face ID are costly).
 

Duncan-UK

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So not even a color change? So basically the only difference is 5G and A15. Apple can't release a phone this boring, I think this account is fake.
I suspect there are a lot of people who'd be quite happy to have such a boring phone, rather than splurge insane amounts of money on the high end models whose additional functionality are often gimmicks as opposed to practical must haves.
 

mongobongo

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3. Storage: 64/128/256GB.
- No, won't have a 256GB option. Simply because then it becomes too expensive for budget buyers.
Why would a 256 GB option effect the price of the more budget 64/128 GB options? Makes zero sense.
 
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