Apple could finally change the look of its cheapest iPhone. According to Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) and who is usually right in most of his predictions, the Cupertino company will bet on a 6.1-inch LCD panel on the fourth-generation iPhone SE which could be announced during the next year or, at the latest, in 2024.
Young also claims that the iPhone SE 4 will have a notch, so the design change compared to the current third-generation model will be significant. Mainly, because the fact of including a notch like that of the current iPhone, means that the terminal will have thinner frames.
It is unknown if the 2023 or 22 iPhone SE will include a True Deph camera to be able to use Face ID or if it will otherwise keep Touch ID.
This, yes, might not be located at the bottom of the screen, but on the side as Ming-Chi Kuo recently stated (via Macrumors). It is something that, in fact, we have already seen in the iPad Air and iPad mini.
Regarding the design, everything seems to indicate that the iPhone SE of 2023 will inherit the look of the iPhone XR. Maintaining, therefore, a single camera on the back, rounded aluminum bezels and, we reiterate, a front with thin frames and a notch in the upper area of the screen.
On iPhone SE 4 with notch while all iPhone 15 bet on the dynamic island
While Apple has kept the look of the iPhone SE for three generations, the design change in the model that could be announced next year makes sense for one reason. And, according to the latest rumours, all iPhone 15, including non-Pro models, will have a dynamic island.
Apple, therefore, could offer an important difference between the iPhone SE and the models announced in September, and, in addition, make its cheaper model a more attractive terminal.
For now, the characteristics of the fourth generation iPhone SE are unknown, but it is likely that it will arrive with an A15 or A16 Bionic chip, a 12-megapixel main camera and that it will also inherit some of the star features of the new models, such as accident detection or MagSafe. It could also come with USB-C.
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.