Pricing for Apple’s new “affordable” iPhone SE 2022 or iPhone SE 3 has been announced ahead of its scheduled March 8 launch. approximately Rs 22,500). That’s significantly more affordable than the base iPhone 12 model which costs Rs$500 (about Rs37,500) in the US. If the rumor is correct, we expect the $300 price point won’t apply to the Indian market, where iPhones are more expensive due to tax charges and general company pricing decisions.
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The report quoting another analyst, Daniel Ives, notes that Apple would stick with the starting price of $399 “but wouldn’t rule out a lower price.” It also highlights iPhone SE 3 specs such as Apple’s proprietary A15 Bionic chipset and 5G that several past leaks have Apple last refreshed its iPhone SE lineup in 2020 with the iPhone SE 2020 or the iPhone SE 2. Currently, the smartphone retails at Rs 39,900 for the base 64GB model, and the 128GB option is available at Rs 44,900. Several online retailers are offering discounted prices.
Expected specs of iPhone SE 2022 (iPhone SE 3)
The iPhone SE 3 or iPhone SE 2020 may continue to have a compact 4.7-inch display with no notch. It could also mean that the phone would retain a punch-hole cutout, although we might see thinner bezels. It is also rumored to be powered by the A15 Bionic chipset which also powers the iPhone 13 series. Similar to current iPhone models, the packaging may exclude the USB charging brick.
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Apple is also expected to launch the 2021 iPad Air and Apple MacBook (likely powered by M2) on March 8. The iPad Air is said to feature a new design, but the exact details remain unclear. The new Apple MacBook laptop might also get a notched display that we also saw on the Apple MacBook Pro(s) powered by the M1 Pro/M1 Max chipsets late last year.
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