April 2020 saw the launch of the second-gen iPhone SE, a 4.7in budget model that replaced the old stalwart iPhone 8. And almost ever since, Apple fans have been clamouring for an updated version of this popular device.

The evidence increasingly suggests that this will happen soon. According to Bloomberg's Apple expert Mark Gurman, writing in the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, the third-gen iPhone SE will be launched at a (virtual) spring event in March or April of this year.

There's every indication that Apple will stick with the old design, which means it will be a while before there's a change on that front. But the company will make extensive changes inside the new device.

We can expect a more powerful processor (the A14 or A15), 3GB of RAM and 5G support. Hopefully there will also be improved cameras.

According to earlier reports, we'll also see a slightly larger model with an LCD screen and 4GB of RAM in 2023. It seems likely that this will be called the iPhone SE Plus, but what will happen with that remains to be seen.

You can keep up with the latest rumours with our new iPhone SE hub. If you don't want to wait until the spring, pick up a bargain on the current range with our roundup of the best iPhone deals.

This article originally appeared on Macworld Sweden. Translation (using DeepL) and additional reporting by David Price.