However, a new Nikkei Asia report says that a 5G iPhone SE will be available starting in early 2022 and that a lower-cost iPhone Pro Max will replace the iPhone Mini for the iPhone 14 lineup.
Fans of the Mini’s display may not be happy with the news that Apple plans on doubling down on the SE as its small-screen option.
The good news is it’ll have the same A15 processor as the rest of the iPhone 13 lineup, as well as Qualcomm’s X60 modem for 5G compatibility.
Citing an anonymous source, Nikkei Asia also claims that instead of another small-screen phone, Apple will instead go bigger, replacing the Mini with a new 6.7-inch iPhone Pro Max.
However, aside from a faster chip and 5G, it’s unlikely the SE will get more advanced features like FaceID and MagSafe, and so far there’s been no indication it’ll get a better camera either.
This means if you held off buying an iPhone 12 Mini, but still want a smaller phone with more of Apple’s advanced features and a better camera, you’re probably going to want to buy an iPhone 13 Mini.
As for Apple’s other products, Nikkei Asia claims that new AirPods will enter production next month—lining up with Apple’s production schedule for the new iPhones.
This also implies that the buds will debut at the same time as the iPhones and that Apple itself is returning to its regular September launch event timing.
Last year, the pandemic screwed with supply chains, leading Apple to spread out its fall product launch schedule into three separate events spanning from September to November.
1 week, 1 day ago by Masoumeh Shafiei