Don't expect MagSafe in the 2022 iPhone SE

Don’t expect MagSafe in the 2022 iPhone SE

This is the 2020 iPhone SE 2. And it’s probably what the 2022 iPhone SE will also look like.
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The third-generation iPhone SE will have a few improvements over the current version, but MagSafe won‘t be one of them, according to a new report coming from Asia.

At this point, it appears the major changes in the upcoming iOS handset will be speed related.

No MagSafe for you, iPhone SE

A new iPhone SE is rumored to be coming soon, and details have been leaking out for months. The latest came Friday from the Japanese site Macotakara, which reports that the handset won‘t be upgraded with Apple’s MagSafe charging system.

Apple build this magnet-enhanced version of wireless charging into the iPhone 12 series and the iPhone 13 series, so the handset and charger cling together. It also doubles the charging speed.

But it’s not in the second-generation iPhone SE from 2020, and various leaks point to the upcoming model getting only a few upgrades, not a redesign.

Macotakara has a spotty record for Apple leaks. AppleTrack gives it a 55.9% accuracy rate.

What to expect in the next budget iPhone

The next handset in Apple’s low-cost series will likely debut in spring 2022, and use the same design as the current version, including the same 4.7-inch display and Home button. The big changes will be a faster processor and the addition of 5G high-speed cellular-wireless networking… as the name will supposedly reflect.

Rather than the name indicating that this is the third in the series, it’ll supposedly by be called the iPhone SE+ 5G. The iPhone SE 3 name is allegedly being saved for the version coming in 2023. That will be a more significant upgrade, with a 5.7-inch, edge-to-edge display.


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