iPhone SE 4: Everything we know so far about Apple’s next affordable iPhone

There have been several leaks and reports about Apple’s next affordable smartphone, the iPhone SE 4, and what it could feature. Here’s everything we know about iPhone SE 4.

| Updated on: Jul 11 2023, 07:11 IST
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1/6 Big camera upgrade: The standard iPhone 15 is expected to get a new 48MP primary camera that was introduced in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max last year. This will be a big upgrade considering that standard iPhones always had to be content with with 12MP cameras.  (HT Tech)
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2/6 Chipset: iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus come with a an year-old A15 Bionic chipset, while the new A16 Bionic chipset was an exclusive on iPhone 14 Pro models. iPhone 15 is expected to get an A16 Bionic chipset. (HT Tech)
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3/6 Dynamic Island: Apple analyst Mark Gurman claimed that this year, all iPhone 15 models will feature Dynamic Island. This means that the iPhone 15 will completely ditch the notch display from the flagship iPhone series.  (Pixabay)
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4/6 USB-C port: All four iPhone 15 models, including the standard iPhone 15 are tipped to feature a USB-C port while replacing the years-old Lightning port.  (Unsplash)
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5/6 Display changes: the iPhone 15 may feature a 6.2-inch display instead of a 6.1-inch. However, the leaks suggest that the iPhone 15 models will stick to 60Hz like iPhone 14.  (HT Tech)
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6/6 Price: The Pro models of the iPhone 15 series are expected to get a price hike of at least $100, Tom’s Guide report suggested. However, there is no word so far on the expected iPhone 15 price. With the huge upgrades it is set to get, the price hike may just be announced although it will be a difficult decision to make for Apple. (REUTERS)
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iPhone SE 4 could get an iPhone XR-style body design. (Representative Image) (Unsplash)

Apple is not known for making affordable smartphones and that is pretty evident with the prices of its iPhones. However, like any other good tech company, Apple tries to cater to all its customers and it has the iPhone SE in its lineup as a budget-friendly option for those who do not want to pay a premium that the iPhone flagship series commands. The latest iteration of iPhone SE was launched last year featuring the same design as the iPhone 8 but processing power matching the iPhone 13.

Now, the Cupertino-based tech giant is rumoured to launch the iPhone SE 4, and amidst contrasting leaks and reports about its features, here's everything we know so far.

When could iPhone SE 4 launch?

There have been contrary reports about the launch timeline of the iPhone SE 4. Analyst Jeff Pu claims that it could arrive in 2025 with Apple's 5G modems. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously stated that “there are no plans for mass production and sales” of Apple's 5G modems and it isn't expected to arrive until 2025.

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iPhone SE 4: Everything we know so far

The iPhone SE 4 has been tipped to feature a 6.1-inch display which will be upgraded from LCD to OLED, bringing punchier colours and darker blacks. In terms of design, it is expected to resemble the iPhone XR, having rounded edges instead of the boxy design of the newer iPhones, according to leaker Jon Prosser. It means that Apple could be moving away from the iconic home button that has become synonymous with iPhones. Therefore, we can expect Face ID to replace Touch ID on the upcoming iPhone SE 4.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the iPhone SE 4 could look like the iPhone 14 instead.

While the iPhone SE series has had a considerably older design, it has always received a prior-generation processor under the hood, like the A15 Bionic SoC powering the iPhone SE 3. The iPhone SE 4 is expected to get the same treatment when it launches. According to Kuo, the 5G modem is based on a 4-nanometer process node, designed by Apple. According to Kuo, this chip will only support the sub-6GHz spectrum instead of the millimeter wave frequencies which are less widespread, but faster.

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First Published Date: 06 Jul, 13:28 IST