According to a new report, Apple is allegedly testing the rumored third-generation iPhone SE 3 along with an entry-level iPad and iPad Air 5 in India ahead of their expected announcement this spring. It is rumored that Apple’s first special event of 2022 could be another virtual affair held in March or April.
iPhone SE 3, two new iPads imported to India to be tested
In January, Apple filed two new iPad models and one new iPhone in the Eurasian Economic Commission database with model numbers that are not linked with any currently released device. Those same model numbers were referenced by “industry sources” in a 91mobiles report that suggests the Cupertino tech giant has imported the devices into India for testing.
The fifth-generation iPad Air’s rumored specs include the A15 Bionic chip, 5G connectivity, and improvements to the front-facing camera, which will be upgraded to a 12MP ultra-wide sensor and feature Center Stage. The device will also use a similar chassis to the third-generation 11-inch iPad Pro, featuring a twin-lens camera on the back, but it is still believed Apple will continue to use a single-lens camera,
According to a previous report from TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the next-generation iPhone SE will have a similar design to the current model with a 4.7-inch LCD panel, unlike high-end iPhones which feature OLED panels. Alongside 5G connectivity, the iPhone SE 3 will be equipped with the A15 Bionic chipset.
Following a report that the 2020 iPad Air will be replaced with a model that keeps the refreshed design but offers “specifications similar” to the iPad mini 6, leaker @dylandkt revealed that the same will happen with the standard iPad. Towards the end of this year, a 10th-generation iPad is rumored to launch with 5G, Wi-Fi 6, and an A14 Bionic chip. Apple’s A14 processer is currently used in its 2020 iPad Air and iPhone 12 lineup.