iPhone SE 4 release date, pricing, features and design rumors
iPhone SE is Apple’s budget iPhone, offering flagship performance at half the price of Apple’s top-end iPhones. The problem is that the third generation iPhone SE shares the same basic design and display as the iPhone 8, a phone first released back in 2017.
It certainly looks a bit dated compared to its mid-range Android rivals, but rumors suggest that could change with the next-generation iPhone SE, which is rumored to launch in 2023 or 2024.
Here’s everything you need to know about the next iPhone SE right now, from release and pricing speculation to the latest leaks and rumors.
When will the iPhone SE 4 be released?
Apple doesn’t update the iPhone SE every year: there is almost four years between the release of the first and second generation SE, and just under two years between the release of the iPhone SE 2 in 2020 and the release of the iPhone SE 3, released in March 2022.
With that said, we can see a pattern starting to emerge: all releases happen in the spring, about 6 months after the release of the latest iPhone lineup.
We can also see Apple starting to stick to the roughly two-year iPhone SE release schedule, which means we should expect the iPhone SE 4 to launch in early 2024 – and the internet whispering confirms it.
The main source of release date speculation comes from display analyst Ross Young, who has an impressive track record when it comes to leaks and predictions related to iPhone and iPad displays.
Back in October 2021 analyst suggested the larger iPhone SE was supposed to be released sometime in 2024. Young revised this forecast again in January 2022. claims release in 2023 or 2024along with other key details on what to expect – more on that in a moment.
If that’s too far, see where to buy the iPhone SE 3.
How much will the iPhone SE 4 cost?
The iPhone SE is designed to be Apple’s budget and affordable iPhone, so while the price may be slightly different from the current iPhone SE (as is the case with the iPhone SE 2), we can’t imagine the price going up too much, if at all.
That being said, we fully expect the iPhone SE 4 to cost roughly the same as the iPhone SE 3 despite rumors of display and design improvements. For reference, here’s how much the current iPhone SE lineup costs:
- 64GB: £419 / $429
- 128GB: £469 / $479
- 256GB: £569 / $579
What to expect from the iPhone SE 4
While the release of the next iPhone SE is potentially still two years away, the online rumors are giving us an idea of what to expect – and if true, it will be the most exciting iPhone SE update in years.
The loudest rumors on the net are that the next iPhone SE may finally switch to a full-screen display, with Apple choosing between 5.7 and 6.1 inches, according to display analyst Ross Young in his review. October 2021 tweet However.
The analyst then continued his prediction in early 2022assuming the 5.7″ display option was locked.
However, the analyst later retracted the 5.7-inch size claim. Discussing the upcoming smartphone with MacRumors in October 2022, the analyst now claims that Apple opted for a 6.1-inch notched display.
Considering the fact that Apple tends to use older iPhone skins — for example, the iPhone SE 3 is based on the design of the 4.7-inch iPhone 8 — this suggests that the next iPhone SE could have the same chassis as the 6.1. inch iPhone 11, complete with full-screen display and all the other benefits of Apple’s full-screen display.
The update will be a significant step forward for Apple’s budget iPhone lineup, especially since most of the complaints about the 2022 iPhone SE are due to its outdated design. We’ll keep an eye out for other rumors confirming or denying this and will update this section as soon as we know more.
If Apple really intends to use the iPhone 11 case for the next iPhone SE, there is hope that Apple will finally ditch the Touch ID-enabled home button in favor of a full-screen display with Face ID.
Display analyst Ross Young has stated that the next-gen iPhone SE will feature a notch, though he didn’t go as far as to explicitly confirm the inclusion of Face ID. There’s always the possibility that the notch will simply house the front-facing camera technology, with Apple opting for a power button-based Touch ID scanner much like the iPad Air and iPad Mini.
Technology aside, the question is, what kind of notch will the iPhone SE get? While logic dictates that it will have a large notch associated with the iPhone 11 like the rest of the case, the iPhone 13 line has a smaller face ID notch, and the iPhone 14 Pro line has chic Dynamic Island technology. consider. Apple will likely make Dynamic Island technology available to its entire flagship iPhone lineup by 2024, so the latter is technically possible, though we still think it’s unlikely.
It’s no surprise that the next iPhone SE will have an upgraded chipset, but what will it offer?
In recent years, the iPhone SE has held its own against the flagship iPhone lineup in terms of processing power. This is one of the biggest advantages Apple’s budget iPhone has over its Android rivals, and we can’t imagine this changing anytime soon.
So if the iPhone SE is released in late 2023 or early 2024, it could be powered by the as yet unannounced A17 Bionic, which is expected to be the chipset in the 2023 iPhone lineup, albeit likely with less RAM.
Ming-Chi Kuo suggests this will continue to be the case, although he predicts it will increase to 4GB, up 25% from the current model’s 3GB.