iPhone SE 2020's successor may feature a new midrange Apple-made chip
They also say they have been sitting on this information for months, presumably to verify the credibility of the tip.
Apple B14 chipim hearing— Mauri QHD (@MauriQHD) September 15, 2020
They have a midrange chip ready
idk if its the battery-saving-but-less-powerful A14 i´ve leaked before, or a whole new chip
for the iPhone 12 Mini maybe? SE2 Plus? SE3? idk
i´ve had it for months
but #AppleEvent in 14 hours.. cant risk it
That leaves us with three likely candidates. The first is the 4G-only version of the iPhone 12 which is expected in early 2021.
Rosenblatt Securities' analyst Jun Zhang had predicted earlier that the LTE variant of the iPhone 12 would have a “number of different components entirely” when compared to the 5G models. Thus, it's likely that this model will not have the same chip as the 5G phones under the hood.
The other candidate for the alleged B14 Bionic could be iPhone SE 2020's successor which is expected to retain a 4.7-inch LCD screen. It will likely be launched in the first quarter of 2021.
Otherwise, we will likely see the SoC make a debut with the iPhone SE Plus, or whatever Apple decides to call the third iteration of the latest iPhone SE model, which will probably be a substantial design upgrade over the iPhone SE 2020. Per display industry insider Ross Young, this model will be launched in 2022.
The iPhone SE starts at $399, which makes it $300 cheaper than the iPhone 11. They share the same core hardware, but the iPhone 11 has a better camera, Face ID tech, and a higher water resistance rating.