In 2022, the iPhone SE will no longer feature the familiar Apple design, which features large side bezels and a physical Home button. There have been rumors that the next-generation iPhone SE will take design cues from the iPhone XR.
Speaking on an edition of the Geared Up podcast, infamous leaker Jon Prosser claimed, “The SE 4, from what I understand — and I don’t think I’ve said this publicly — is just the iPhone XR.”
According to Prosser, the iPhone SE 2022 will be a departure from Apple’s conventional design, which features large side bezels and a physical Home button. Instead, it will share design cues with Apple’s newest iPhones, including narrower bezels, a notch, and Face ID.
The 6.06-inch iPhone XR display debuted alongside the device in 2018. With its look so similar to the iPhone XR, the next iPhone SE may ship with a larger screen than the present iPhone SE’s 4.7-inch offering.
The new iPhone SE is the successor to the iPhone SE (2022), which was released in March of this year. It looks like an iPhone 8, but it actually has Apple’s A15 Bionic SoC.
To put it simply, this is the same chipset that runs the iPhone 13s. It has a 4.7-inch Retina HD screen and an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance. It has a Touch ID button with a fingerprint sensor for biometric verification and a single 12-megapixel rear camera sensor with an f/1.8 wide-angle lens.
A release date for the next iPhone SE has not been announced, but given Apple’s recent track record with the SE, we shouldn’t hold our breath until at least 2024. In the past, reports have suggested that the next-generation iPhone SE will feature a 5.7-inch screen and debut in early 2023.
The first iPhone SE was released by Apple in 2016, and the company has since announced plans to release two more models, in 2020 and 2022.
Next SE model is rumored to be called SE+ 5G and will have a 4.7" LCD. Previously said the next SE model, SE3, would either have a 5.7" or a 6.1" display. It is now looking like it will be 5.7". May be launched in 2023 rather than 2024.
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