True, it may have seemed for several months that Apple would completely stop developing and manufacturing iPhone SE phones, but now it seems that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. According to the latest rumours, the company is already hard at work on the fourth-generation SE, which could be on store shelves as early as next spring.
As Index previously reported, the reason Apple temporarily stopped producing the cheap iPhone was its declining sales – however, the problem was not the customers, but the company itself. The third generation iPhone SE offered almost no innovation over its predecessor with an updated chip – so it also became more expensive in the meantime.
Thanks to everything, Apple has pulled itself together and, according to the latest information, the best iPhone SE to date will be launched in the coming months, which will be innovative in every respect compared to its predecessor. We show what you can know about the new phone so far.
It won’t be the “little” iPhone anymore
As you know, the first iPhone SE became a very popular phone because it brought back the smaller screen size of the days of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, because the device got the iPhone 5s shell and a 4-inch display. All of this was true for the second and third generation models as well, since they were still smaller when hidden in the iPhone 8 case than iPhones that already used FaceID — however, that will change.
the 9to5mac Based on the information, the upcoming SE phone will have a slightly modified cover for the iPhone 14, and thus the phone’s screen size will increase from 4.7 to 6.1 inches. In our opinion, Apple will also lose a large customer base with this, but the OLED display, FaceID and modern look may convince many. In any case, the ideal solution would be for the company to pack the new devices into a small iPhone 13 box, but it seems that this is not happening.
As we wrote, the iPhone SE 4 won’t be quite the same as the iPhone 14, because the cheap iPhone will still only sport a 48-megapixel rear camera. Depending on this, it would be useful to rely on a theme similar to the one below.
It can be released in the spring
There is no specific information about when exactly the new iPhone SE will hit store shelves, but this can be deduced from examples from previous years. The second generation iPhone SE debuted in the spring of 2020, while the third generation of the mobile phone debuted in the spring of 2022, so it would not be at all surprising to see the release next March and April.
It is believed that the soul of the device is provided by the A16 Bionic chip, which is also present in the iPhone 15 phones, and thanks to the single-camera design, the device itself could be lighter. 9to5mac understands that the mobile phone is currently registered under the codename D59 with Apple, and due to less sophisticated hardware, it will weigh just 165 grams – 6 grams less than the iPhone 14 model.
Some informants also wrote that Apple will move the well-known action button from the iPhone 15 Pro to the new iPhone SE, but we do not necessarily think this is likely, as it is believed that the iPhone 16 phones will get it next.