Apple 2022 Event: iPhone SE 3 Could Be The Biggest Star of Apple March 8 Event, Here’s Why

Here's why the iPhone SE 3 will be a gamechanger for the Indian market!


Apple’s first event of 2022 is scheduled for March 8 where the Cupertino giant is expected to launch a bunch of new Apple products including a new iPad Air, new iPhone SE (iPhone SE 3), Mac mini with refreshed M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, and we are also expecting A surprise announcement…One more thing. 

However, with all the launch hype and guessing that’s already happening all over the place on Twitter and other social platforms, the new and upcoming iPhone SE 3 could be the star of the show and this device could be the biggest start of Apple’s March 8 event. 

Before we get started, let’s learn a bit more about the iPhone SE series. The first-ever Apple iPhone SE was announced all the way back in 2016 and Apple followed up with the second-gen iPhone SE in 2020, the company is expected to launch the iPhone SE 2022  or the iPhone SE 3 on March 8. Here is why we think the iPhone SE 3 could be the start of the launch evening during the event. 

iPhone SE 3: An affordable iPhone with 5G Connectivity

One of the most exciting features of this phone will be the support for the 5G network, which is likely to boost the 5G even further all over the globe. The upcoming iPhone will also help Apple attract more customers. This will be the first iPhone in the iPhone SE series to feature a 5G connectivity option. Also, since the iPhone SE lineup has always been pocket friendly, we can also expect the iPhone SE 3 to be expected to go even cheaper than the last-gen iPhone SE. 

iPhone SE 3: Expected Specifications and Features

The biggest boost for the iPhone SE 3 will come in the form of a chipset. The iPhone SE 3 is expected to be powered by Apple’s in-house developed A15 Bionic chipset, which not only brings support for 5G but also will bring a big boost to the performance of the new iPhone SE. For those who are unaware, the iPhone 13 lineup is powered by Apple A15 Bionic and it also powers the latest iPad Mini.

The A15 Bionic chipset is built on a 5nm technology node and the chipset features a six-core CPU with two ARMv8 high-performance cores and four energy-efficient cores. According to Apple, the A15 Bionic is faster by 50% compared to the competition. The new A15 SoC increases the peak single-core frequency of the two-performance core cluster by 8%. Compared to the last two generations of iPhone SE devices, it certainly looks like the iPhone SE 3 is getting a major push in terms of performance.

Further, in terms of visuals, the iPhone SE 3 is rumoured to feature a compact 4.7-inch LCD screen, similar to the last-gen device. In terms of the design, the Apple iPhone SE 3 is rumoured to have the same design language as its predecessor, which means we will be getting thicker bezels, a home button, and a Touch ID fingerprint scanner.

Like the display and the design, the iPhone SE 3 might not bring dramatic changes in the camera department as well. It is expected to feature a 12MP rear camera. However, the camera sensor might be different this time around. Apart from that, the phone is also said to come with 3GB of RAM, which is again the same as the last-gen phones. In terms of storage, the 2020 model arrived with three options 一  64GB, 128GB, and 256GB and we are expecting the same to continue on the 2022 model as well, if not the iPhone SE 3 to start with 128GB as the base model.

Although the upcoming iPhone might not bring the biggest improvements in the design, display or camera department, the inclusion of the 5G chipset itself is a big boost especially if the device is priced aggressively to take on Android rivals. 

iPhone SE 3: Pricing

As per the latest rumour, the iPhone SE 3 might start at USD $300 which is around Rs 22,789. An analyst, Daniel Ives, believes that Apple will stick to the $399 (approx Rs 30,300) starting price for the new iPhone SE, which should also bring the Indian price under Rs 40,000 at the launch.iPhone SE 3

Once the iPhone SE 3 launches, Apple is expected to still continue the sales of the iPhone SE 2020, but with a price drop, which is said to bring the price around Rs 20,000 in India. 

Will it impact the Mid-range segment in India?

As you can see, there are enough reasons to be excited about the launch of the new iPhone SE 3 right from the flagship-grade Apple’s A15 Bionic chipset to the aggressive pricing, which is expected to be the same as the last-gen device. The whole mid-range market is currently dominated by Android phones like Xiaomi, Realme, Samsung, and more. With Apple entering the market, it will try and grab a piece of 5G market share not only in India but all over the globe.