Apple’s highly awaited budget variant of the iPhone is expected to be launched during the first half of 2022. According to reliable sources, the company is working on a new iPhone SE which will come with 5G technology as well as an updated version of the A14 Bionic chip.
This budget-friendly iPhone is expected to be powered by the A15 processor, the same chip that is said to go in next year’s premium iPhone lineup. The 5G technology will be enabled through Qualcomm’s X60 modem chip, sources claimed.
In fact, all of Apple’s next year’s lineup will be 5G-enabled phones which are likely to be introduced in 2022. The company will not introduce the updated version of the iPhone Mini in 2022 after the premium smartphone failed to catch on with consumers.
Similar to the previous SE model, the upcoming budget-friendly iPhone will be a refreshed version of the iPhone 8, having a 4.7 inch LCD. Meanwhile, Apple is also likely to be preparing updated versions of its other products that would be launched in the second half of 2021.
Mass production of this year’s upcoming iPhones is also likely to begin in August, which is in line with the company’s usual pre-pandemic production timetable.
Oppo, Samsung, and Xiaomi were some of the first smartphone makers to introduce 5G-enabled devices in 2019. These Apple rivals have also introduced affordable 5G-capable smartphones, while the iPhone maker has been relatively late in introducing such devices.
In related news, Apple has begun offering the Lossless Audio feature as well as Dolby Atmos support to Indian consumers. The feature was first introduced last year, and most markets began receiving the update in June this year, especially following the WWDC 2021 event.
This update is not just limited to iPhone users. The company revealed that Apple Music users on Android phones will also receive the LossLess Audio feature.
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