Next iPhone SE rumored to look about the same as the iPhone XR

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in iPhone edited August 30
Apple's expected -- and still distant -- fourth generation iPhone SE will effectively be a reworked iPhone XR, the rumor mill suggested on Monday evening -- but that's not at all surprising.




Rather than being based on any cited supply chain sources, chronic leaker Jon Prosser's prediction is likely just a reasonable extrapolation of Apple's previous designs for the iPhone SE. History is clear that Apple likes to lightly rework existing hardware to generate the lower-cost iPhone SE model.

The original model in 2016 reworked the hardware from 2013's iPhone 5S. The 2022 model was based on the iPhone 8.

RUMOR: The iPhone SE 4, likely coming next year, will essentially be a rebranded iPhone XR

Expect a 6.1-inch display with Face ID, 12MP rear camera and IP67 water and dust resistance. pic.twitter.com/eC7Di0WD3B

-- AppleTrack (@appltrack)


The prediction of a larger screen for a 2023 iPhone SE fits with analyst Ming-Chi Kuo's previous reports.

As first spotted by AppleTrackr, Prosser made the prediction on the Geared Up podcast.

Ahead of the 2022 iPhone SE, it was also rumored that this second generation would not feature a radical redesign -- and a 2024 model would. That was later revised to suggest that the redesign could happen in 2023.

The earlier rumors about the iPhone SE also suggested the main feature for a 2023 iPhone SE might be 5G -- which arrived with the 2022 iPhone.

This latest prediction also mirrors another one that was made ahead of what became the iPhone SE third generation. Those were that the 2022 iPhone SE would be based on the iPhone XR, and also that it would be Apple's last-ever iPhone with an LCD screen.

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  • Reply 1 of 7
    amar99amar99 Posts: 150member
    Please consider enabling comments on the article, "Apple's features graveyard: Once heavily marketed, now gone." I was planning to comment but was disppointed they were not available.

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    amar99 said:
    Please consider enabling comments on the article, "Apple's features graveyard: Once heavily marketed, now gone." I was planning to comment but was disppointed they were not available.

    It is very much possible to comment on that article. I could see the option to comment. Not sure if it was disabled earlier. Can you please check again?
  • Reply 3 of 7
    JP234JP234 Posts: 551member
    DAMMIT! iPhones just keep getting bigger. I want a small phone that fits in the back pocket of my bike jersey while I'm riding. Stop making them bigger! Or make a much smaller one with a limited feature set that hikers and bikers can take to use for emergency situations. Don't need a gigapixel camera. Don't need 100 apps. Just a phone and GPS map. Same camera as on my 2020 SE will be fine, thanks.
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  • Reply 4 of 7
    I was hoping the iPhone SE could adopt the chassis of the iPhone 12 mini. That way Apple can keep a small form factor available to customers that’s can’t be without it. 
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  • Reply 5 of 7
    I was hoping the iPhone SE could adopt the chassis of the iPhone 12 mini. That way Apple can keep a small form factor available to customers that’s can’t be without it. 
    That’s what I want! Regular iPhone is too big! 
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  • Reply 6 of 7
    I was hoping the iPhone SE could adopt the chassis of the iPhone 12 mini. That way Apple can keep a small form factor available to customers that’s can’t be without it. 
    That would come in 2025 I reckon  ;)
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    amar99amar99 Posts: 150member
    It is very much possible to comment on that article. I could see the option to comment. Not sure if it was disabled earlier. Can you please check again?
    Thanks for the heads up, yes they were disabled earlier, looks like they've enabled them now. Cheers.
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