Apple’s “Peek Performance” event is just hours away and a last-minute rumor claims that the third-generation iPhone SE will feature MagSafe, Ceramic Shield, and improved battery life.
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Hours ahead of Apple’s first event of the year, the account “yeux1122” on the Korean blog Naver is reporting that he has additional details about the next-generation iPhone SE from a source in the Taiwan supply chain. As per his source, the new iPhone will feature the same $399 price tag as the current model.
In addition, he claims that iPhone SE will feature Apple’s Ceramic Shield technology on the front cover glass which Apple says is “tougher than any smartphone glass.” Introduced with the iPhone 12 lineup in 2020, Ceramic Shield technology grows nano-ceramic crystals within the glass matrix which increases drop performance by 4x.
The post also says the iPhone SE will support MagSafe, a feature that was previously expected to not be added to the iPhone. MagSafe allows users to not only magnetically charge an iPhone, but also attach a bunch of accessories to the back of the smartphone such as PopSockets, wallets, and more.
In regards to performance, the leak is in line with previous reports claiming the iPhone SE will feature Apple’s A15 Bionic chip. The report also offers additional information about the internals of the device claiming it will feature 4GB of RAM up from 3GB in the iPhone SE (2020).
The upcoming iPhone SE will also be gaining 5G connectivity which has been a cause for concern since the smartphone features a smaller battery than Apple’s 5G-enabled flagship like the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13. However, since the device will feature Apple’s latest A15 chip, the leaker claims improvements to battery life will be significant.
As for the device’s design, previous reports from TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, claim that 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.
Apple’s “Peek Performance” event will begin at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, March 8. Learn how to watch the event here.
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