Another report says that Apple’s next iPhone SE will be a major design upgrade based on Apple’s iPhone XR from 2018.
The report comes by way of DSCC’s Ross Young, who told MacRumors he expects the fourth-generation iPhone SE to come with a 6.1-inch LCD display and a notch. It comes following a prediction from Young last year stating Apple had a new iPhone SE with a 5.7-6.1-inch display in the works.
Ross Young has previously tipped that Apple will release the new device in 2023, but more recently, that the model had been pushed to 2024.
While Young has shifted his prediction on the new iPhone SE a couple of times now, the news follows a report from Jon Prosser earlier this year who claimed that Apple would indeed debut a new iPhone SE in the style of the 2018 iPhone XR.
The upgrade would mean an end to the dated forehead and chin design and the death of the Home Button on the iPhone in favor of the notch and all touch-screen design that made the iPhone X famous.
Expected upgrades could also include the A15 Bionic Chip, but it could signal the end of Touch ID on the iPhone. The iPhone SE remains the best iPhone for those on a budget thanks to its low price tag, however, the design hasn’t changed for several years and now sticks out as a rather dated part of the iPhone lineup.
As noted there seems to be some confusion as to the timeline for the new iPhone SE, with Ross Young tipping both next year and 2024 as possible release dates. Given how limited the most recent iPhone SE upgrade was, we can only hope the new devices turns up sooner rather than later.