Aside from sources saying that the SE 4 will use the iPhone XR’s chassis and display, here’s everything you must know about it
The release date for the iPhone SE series was very contentious. It was introduced by the firm in 2016, and the second generation followed in 2020.
Of course, we shouldn’t focus too much on the 4-year gap. We don’t believe that this has been in the planning since 2016, after all.
In any case, the business delayed the release of the iPhone SE 3 by two years and brought the iPhone SE back in 2020. The phone was essentially a hardware upgrade when it was released this year.
The iPhone 8 served as the design’s main inspiration. Currently, rumors indicate that the business will stick to its two-year schedule for releasing the iPhone SE 4.
QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS, AND MORE QUESTIONS
We’ll list a few of the three most pressing questions concerning the phone that remain unanswered below. Naturally, we don’t anticipate Apple to respond to these queries very soon. The gossip mill will do that.
According to MyDrivers and respected leaker Jon Prosser, the iPhone SE will revive the “iPhone XR.” The iPhone SE 4 will adopt the iPhone XR design, unlike the SE 3, which was a redesigned iPhone 8. Accordingly, the iPhone SE will eventually do away with the home button, bezels, and switch to the notch and the technology that powers it.
According to MacRumors, the iPhone SE 4 won’t be unveiled until the iPhone 15 lineup does in 2023. But there’s a good reason for this, too. The Apple A15 Bionic is present in both the iPhone SE 3 and the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus.
Apple wouldn’t have any reason to release the SE 4 with the Apple A15 once more. The business, however, is unable to make the phone any better than the top-tier iPhones. Thus, the iPhone SE 4 won’t get the Apple A16 until 2024 at the earliest.
While everyone will be anticipating the release of the iPhone 16 series with the Apple A17 and Apple A18 processors, the iPhone 15 series will have the same processor at that time.
According to insider Ross Young, there is still plenty of time till 2024. As a result, the business will continue to assess some choices before the release.
Anyway, Apple is currently still evaluating a few things. Most tech analysts and insiders still don’t have answers to these three questions.
A CHANGE IN DISPLAY
Young claims that Apple is examining displays with a size between 5.7 inches and 6.1 inches. Anything smaller than the 6.1-inch display on the iPhone XR would make the phone slightly different.
Apple was allegedly developing an iPhone SE model with that display size, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
The display itself also raises another query. According to speculations, Apple hasn’t decided whether to use LCD or OLED technology for the iPhone SE 4. The iPhone SE series has used LCD thus far, however it was built on the previous generation of iPhones.
With the release of the iPhone 12 series, Apple completely switched to OLED. With the iPhone SE 4, the company’s decision to switch to OLED makes sense. But the cost might go up as well.
The OLED is more expensive but offers superior colors and contrast. Typically, the iPhone SE 4 is marketed as part of the “mid-range” iPhone series. Therefore, Apple will have to choose between improving it with OLED and keeping the price low with LCD.
It’s worth noting that OLED technology has been more widely available recently. Modern day mid-range phones with OLED panels are simple to find. Technology is always the difference. While mid-range phones are getting older or have inferior OLED technology, flagships feature better OLED.
If Apple adopts a cost-effective panel, OLED will still be an option for the iPhone SE 4.
GOODBYE TOUCH ID?
With the release of the iPhone SE 4, this could change since Touch ID has previously only been available on the iPhone SE series. We will have to wave goodbye to the home button because the firm is giving up the traditional design to usher in the notch age.
Additionally, there have long been whispers about an under-screen Touch ID. Although they are being mentioned once more with the iPhone 15 series, that never happened.
Now, Ming-Chi Kuo, claims that Apple is thinking about adding Touch ID to the iPhone SE 4. However, it will be a side-mounted button, like the vast majority of mid-range Android phones, for example.
In any case, there is still a chance for Face ID. The notch on the iPhone SE 4 will allow for the easy integration of Face ID technology. The most logical option for the phone might be this. After all, the premium iPhones will get Touch ID first if it returns in any capacity.
The iPhone SE 4 might continue to lag behind the standard series. So it’s about time it started utilizing Face ID technology. Even the utilization of Dynamic Island has been suggested by some upbeat speculations. Actually, given that Dynamic Island is a software gimmick, that is entirely possible.
However, because the notch on these phones is “software-generated,” it is only available on the iPhone 14 Pro series. Apple can “democratize” this feature by bringing it to the less expensive model with the release of the iPhone SE 4.
The potential release of the iPhone SE 4 is still several months away. More inquiries will surface, and we’ll have our responses in due course.