The fourth-gen iPhone SE might be a blast from the past: leaked renders of the upcoming budget handset show it greatly resembling the iPhone XR.
If so, it will be the first in the SE line with an edge-to-edge screen and no Home button.
iPhone SE 4 might look a lot like iPhone XR
iPhones sometimes draw criticism for high prices. The SE line is Apple’s answer. The third-generation model, released March 2022, is $429, less than half the cost of of iPhone 14 Pro.
One of the ways Apple cuts costs is by recycling designs. The just-mentioned SE 3 is an enhanced version of the iPhone 8, for example.
And the iPhone SE 4 will be based on the iPhone XR from 2018, according to Jon Prosser from Front Page Tech. Artist Ian Zelbo created a series of renders of the device based on leaked information, and these show how very much it’ll look like the XR.
XR inside and out
Prosser’s unnamed source was not able to supply the specs of Apple’s next budget iPhone. But the renders make it clear there won’t be a Home button. Whether the Touch ID sensor is moving to the power button or if the handset will include Face ID is anyone’s guess.
If the SE 4 copies the iPhone XR in other ways, it’ll have a 6.1-inch display. This is an LCD, not a OLED like higher price models. It’ll have a 12MP rear camera and a 7MP front-facing one. Apple will almost certainly put in a newer processor, like the Apple A15 Bionic.
Watch the latest Front Page Tech episode for more.
This isn’t the first time Prosser has predicted the iPhone SE 4 will resemble the XR. He did so in August.
And back in 2021 there were incorrect predictions from another tipster that the SE 3 would use the design.