(Reuters) –Apple Inc will release from next year only 5G-enabled iPhones and will revamp its budget handset after for the first time in two years, Nikkei reported https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Technology/Apple-to-go-all-in-on-5G-for-its-2022-iPhone-lineup on Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the matter.
It will start selling a 5G version of iPhone SE in the first half of 2022, the report said, adding that the budget iPhone will be powered by its A15 processor and its 5G connectivity will be enabled by Qualcomm Inc’s X60 modem chip.
Apple will not introduce an updated version of its iPhone Mini next year, after it failed to become popular among consumers, the report said.
Apple did not immediately respond to Reuters request for comment outside business hours.
(Reporting by Sneha Bhowmik in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)