There is a good chance that we will see a new version of the iPhone SE in 2024. However, the question is, what exactly can we expect from it? OMT editor Jeroen Kraak scoured the internet to list the latest rumors and picks out the most important ones for you.
The iPhone SE is a very popular model. The smartphone is a good alternative for people who want an iPhone but have a small budget for a device.
The new iPhone SE
Let’s start with the design. The latest version of the iPhone SE looked like an iPhone 8 with 4.7-inch screen size and a home button.
That will be different with the new iPhone SE. According to source Jon Posser, the device will look like the iPhone XR. We know that device from 2018. This model has a large screen, rounded edges, and a single camera on the back.
Of course, that different design also results in a different screen. The iPhone XR had a 6.1-inch screen, so it is suspected that Apple will opt for a screen between 5.7 and 6.1 inches for the iPhoneSE.
The big question is whether Apple will opt for LCD or OLED. The only phone that currently has an LCD screen is the current SE. OLED is the standrd for the models of the iPhone 12.
Notch with Face ID?
The design of the iPhone XR also gives rise to a new question. Will the iPhoneSE get a notch? And if so, does it also have a Face ID?
The notch seems likely, according to the rumors, but there is still a lot of doubt about Face ID. Instead, Apple can also opt for Touch ID on, for example, the power button on the side. Well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo assumes the latter scenario.
Who is Ming-Chi Kuo?
Ming-Chi Kuo is an analyst at TF International Securities and one of the most trusted sources on Apple and its products. He doesn’t have a 100% score, but if Kuo says so, the information can at least be taken seriously.
Is the iPhone SE in 2023 or 2024?
Of course, we only have to wait for the cheaper iPhone SE to hit the stores. While many are hoping for 2023, 2024 seems a bit more likely.
Although the iPhone SE is a budget model, it often has the most recent chip inside. Since it seems to be 2024, it is obvious that the A16 chip is on the inside. The chip will probably also get the regular version of the iPhone 15.