Its selling points will seemingly be 5G connectivity, and a new processor, likely the previous generation A14 Bionic, but one tipster believes that it will be underpinned by the A15 that powers the latest crop of iPhones. Design changes are allegedly reserved for the 2024 model. Dylan says that it will come with a power button-embedded Touch ID and will take design cues from the iPhone XR and iPhone 11, both of which have a notch and a 6.1-inches screen, but he adds that the fourth iPhone SE model will have a slightly smaller screen.
For now, it’s best to focus on the 2022 iPhone SE, which will likely be released during the first half of the year. Despite its chunky bezels and round Touch ID home button, it is expected to tempt more than a billion non-premium Android users to jump ship to iOS. Per one rumor, it will cost less than the 2020 model that starts at $399. This sounds too good to be true, but if this indeed is the case, the 2022 iPhone SE will likely be one of the best midtier phones of the year.
New reasons to get excited
According to who goes by the handle @dylandkt, the iPhone SE model that Apple is anticipated to introduce this year would simply feature improved core components. This is a departure from what he said this time last year, but it appears that Apple has changed its mind. Regardless, his latest tweet backs up what key analysts have been saying for quite some time. According to reports, the third iPhone SE model will retain the look of the 2020 model, which is based on the iPhone 8. The 4.7-inch LCD display from the current SE model will be preserved, while the future iteration will have the same 3GB of RAM.
One report had said that the 2024 iPhone SE would have an LCD screen measuring between 5.7 to 6.1-inches and a pinhole front camera. And not to add to the confusion, but one analyst still thinks that a redesigned model with 4GB of RAM will arrive in 2023.