Apple prepares the third version of its affordable iPhone SE for the first quarter of 2022

The analysis firm TrendForce anticipates that Apple will launch its alternative for the mid-range with 5G.

Apple could introduce a new iPhone in the first months of 2022.

Analysis firm TrendForce indicated in a report that Apple plans the third version of the iPhone SE for the first three months of 2022.

“Apple maintains its plans to launch its third generation iPhone SE in the first quarter of 2022 and four models under the new series in the second half of 2022,” the report reads.

The second generation of the iPhone SE was a success, with a design very similar to the iPhone 8 , but with the processor of the iPhone 11 . This, at a competitive price in the mid-range .

In search of the 5G mid-range

The mission of this new iPhone would be to help Apple have a presence among the mid-range with 5G, for now a field dominated by Android phones .

“The third generation iPhone SE is emerging as a major instrument that will help Apple establish its presence in the segment of 5G smartphones in the mid-range,” says TrendForce .

TrendForce indicates that Apple expects to produce between 25 and 30 million of these devices in 2022.