iPhone SE 4 case leak shows Face ID notch

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in iPhone edited April 2

Photographs of purported cases for the forthcoming iPhone SE 4 have been leaked, and back up rumors that its design will resemble the iPhone 14.

iPhone SE 4 could look like iPhone 14
iPhone SE 4 could look like iPhone 14



Considering that the iPhone SE has always deliberately been the most inexpensive iPhone, it's presumably not been successful enough that Apple has rushed to update it. The iPhone SE 4 has even been planned,cancelled, re-planned, or at times been only for Apple's own internal testing.

Now as recent rumors point to an early 2025 release, a leaker on Weibo claims to have cases for the model.

Three photos showing different angles of a transparent phone case labeled 'Fix Apple' with a sticker reading 'iPhone SE4'.
Front, side and back views of leaked cases purportedly for the forthcoming iPhone SE 4



The three images show the front, back and one side of the case. That rear case shows a gap for a single camera design, which has been the same for each model of the iPhone SE.

It's the front image that is most significant, though, as it shows a clear cutout section for a Face ID notch. While these images do not include any specified dimensions, that cutout backs up rumors that the chassis will resemble the iPhone 14.

Note that leaker "Baby Sauce" does not have an extensive track record in Apple leaks. Plus case designs can often be a gamble by third-party firms, using leaks and estimates in the hope of being first to market when the phone is released.

It is unusual for case designs to be worked on far in advance of a release, however. It's possible that the on and off again nature of the iPhone SE 4 has played a part, or it is conceivable that the new model will be released sooner than anticipated.

From its first release in 2016, the iPhone SE models have consistently been launched in either March or April.

Rumor Score: Possible

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 6
    wood1208wood1208 Posts: 2,913member
    If iPhone SE 4 is year out in 2025 than why not replace notch with dynamic island ? Rest of hardware will be borrowed from iPhone 14 when in 2025 iPhone 17 will be coming out.
    williamlondon
  • Reply 2 of 6
    mike1mike1 Posts: 3,286member

    Photographs of purported cases for the forthcoming iPhone SE 4 have been leaked, and back up rumors that its design will resemble the iPhone 14.

    Considering that the iPhone SE has always deliberately been the most inexpensive iPhone, i


    With so many articles about Apple and 3rd-party iPhone cases, why call the shell/enclosure/chassis a case. Just leads to confusion.
    Also, "most inexpensive"?!

    williamlondon
  • Reply 3 of 6
    charlesncharlesn Posts: 839member
    wood1208 said:
    If iPhone SE 4 is year out in 2025 than why not replace notch with dynamic island ? Rest of hardware will be borrowed from iPhone 14 when in 2025 iPhone 17 will be coming out.
    Maybe because the notch looks better than Uninhabited Island? I seriously can't wait for Dynamic Island to join Touch Bar and 3-D Press on the scrap heap of Apple interfaces that never caught on. 
    muthuk_vanalingamwilliamlondon
  • Reply 4 of 6
    danoxdanox Posts: 2,869member
    And hopefully it also includes LiDAR built in.......
  • Reply 5 of 6
    schlackschlack Posts: 720member
    Maybe they'll make the SE more like the Mini in size.

    As much as I'd prefer an iPhone 16 Pro, I hate the size, so perhaps I'll be forced to consider a mini-sized SE.

    Oh god - if they don't release a mini-sized phone, I'll continue to be stuck on my iPhone 12 mini :( 

  • Reply 6 of 6
    sc_marktsc_markt Posts: 1,402member
    I'm still using the SE2. I can't stand the notch and not having a home button, going to buy a spare SE2 (maybe 2 of them) shortly before they are no longer available.

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