Apple’s Creating Three New iPhone SE Models, One with In-Display Touch ID
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Apple may have a few more surprises up its sleeve for those who want an iPhone but balk at the higher price tag of the iPhone 11 and the upcoming iPhone 12.
According to leakster @a_rumors0000, Apple is working on not one, not two, but three iPhone SE models with a variety of screen sizes and Touch ID options.
5.5-inch iPhone SE
The smallest model iPhone SE will come in at 5.5-inches, which is slightly bigger than the smallest rumored iPhone 12. It is rumored to ship with the new A14 Bionic chip and a dual camera with a telephoto and wide lens. It also will include a Touch ID Home button like the current iPhone SE 2020.
6.1-inch iPhone SE with Touch ID Side Button
Those who prefer a bigger screen may be interested in the 6.1-inch iPhone SE. This phone is rumored to share the same design as the iPhone XR and iPhone 11.
This iPhone model is likely to have the same A14 Bionic chipset as the 5.1-inch version along with a dual camera (telephoto and wide). It will still ship with Touch ID, but the sensor will be embedded into the side button.
6.1-inch iPhone SE with Touch ID Display
The third iPhone SE model will share the same design and specifications as the other 6.1-inch iPhone SE model but will embed Touch ID into the display.
Pricing and Availability
Apple updated the iPhone SE 2020 earlier this year, so these new models are not expected to debut until the second quarter of 2021.
Apple is supposedly only in the beginning stages of testing and manufacturing. It’s likely some of these models will not make it past the preliminary testing phase.
The iPhone SE is the company’s budget model, so Apple is allegedly working on keeping the phone affordable. Sources claim the company is trying to keep the price under $500, which is right in line with the $400 starting price tag for the current iPhone SE 2020.
[The information provided in this article has NOT been confirmed by Apple and may be speculation. Provided details may not be factual. Take all rumors, tech or otherwise, with a grain of salt.]