After a very rich year 2020 for Apple, with the release of the iPhone SE and the iPhone 12, we thought that the apple brand would calmly prepare the iPhone 13 and only the iPhone 13 for 2021. But d ‘after several sources, a new version of the iPhone SE could land. As well as second generation AirPods Pro …

Every year a new iPhone. At least, concerning the new models, it is easy to navigate at Apple: after the iPhone X in 2018, we had the iPhone 11 in 2019, then the iPhone 12 in 2020. Very logically, we will therefore see the arrival of the iPhone 13 in the fall of 2021. But before that, a little surprise could land: a new iPhone SE!

In 2016, the Apple brand had met with enormous success by offering the very first iPhone SE, a more compact model and sold much cheaper than the iPhone 6, which was then the last model released. In 2020, the second generation of iPhone SE arrived in April, taking over the design of the iPhone 8 (with the return of the home button), but with the same A13 Bionic chip as the iPhone 11. A compromise on design and photo mode for the same level of performance as the high-end model, but at a very low price (less than 500 euros), a winning formula that has made the iPhone SE one of the bestsellers of 2020. This is why we may be surprised to learn, according to a Japanese site whose information is often accurate, that a new iPhone SE could arrive as early as … April 2021.

While it took 4 years between the first 2 generations of iPhone, Apple would launch the third generation as quickly? This seems very surprising, especially since the iPhone 12 has been launched in 4 different versions, one of which, the iPhone 12 Mini, finally quite close to what the iPhone SE 2021 could offer. Unless the weak observed sales of the Mini have rightly decided Apple to offer a new more affordable model? Or quite simply that the success of the iPhone SE has convinced the Cupertino company to make it an annual meeting now? Japanese blog Mac Okatara, at the origin of this rumor, would be based on the information of many Chinese suppliers, and evoke a larger version of the iPhone SE released in 2020, with a screen of 6.1 or 5.5 inches for this new version, against 4.7 for the old one. The on-board chip would be this time that of the iPhone 12, the A14 Bionic. A case to follow therefore, for what could well be one of the most beautiful surprises of 2021. Just like the arrival of a new generation of AirPods Pro …

More compact AirPods Pro 2?

Released in fall 2020, the AirPods Pro would already see the arrival of a second generation, which had already been announced by the site Blooomberg. This rumor therefore seems quite reliable, and here again, it would be mainly for Apple to offer a more compact model. The headphone charging case would have been redesigned, this time adopting dimensions of 46 mm in height, 54 mm in width and 21 mm in thickness. For comparison, the current AirPods Pro, available on the SFR online store, have a charging case measuring 45.2 mm high and above all 60.6 mm wide. Which therefore implies smaller AirPods: Apple would have chosen a more rounded design, and a reduced rod, or even no rod at all …

The second generation of AirPods Pro could be launched by Apple in April 2021 © APPLE

Apple therefore seems to have many surprises in store for us in 2021. While waiting to discover these new features, find the iPhone and Apple accessories on the SFR online store.

Sources: Tom’s Guide, Watch Generation, Frandroid