Hardware news We have visuals of the iPhone SE 4! But…
Published on 20/10/2022 at 17:05
We are already at the third edition of the iPhone SE, and while the last two share the same design, Apple should finally offer us something new for the fourth version. Finally when we say new…
The iPhone SE, a very light version for a more affordable price
Apple launches the first iPhone SE in 2016 by taking the design of the iPhone 5s to put inside the processor of the iPhone 6s, the latest model to date. A brilliant idea that made the iPhone SE a success, and which continues three years later with the second generation, this time taking on the look of the iPhone 8 with the power of the iPhone 11.
In contrast, the evolution of the range settles with the iPhone SE 3, which retains this iPhone 8 design, adding 5G and the processor of the iPhone 13. With a rising price, what was excellent value for money becomes one more reason to take an iPhone 11 instead .
The iPhone SE 2 and 3, taking up the design of the iPhone 8
Currently, the iPhone SE 3 with its small 4.7-inch screen, large borders, Home button with Touch ID costs €559 on Apple’s website. A heresy for some, a godsend for others who are simply looking to enter the Apple ecosystem without breaking the bank. The numbers place it steadily at the top of the smartphone sales in the world.
With a release in March 2022 for the latest model, we suspect that we will have to wait a little before being entitled to a new one, but after several rumors on the approach that Apple would take for the iPhone SE 4, it it seems that the leaker community has already agreed.
An iPhone SE with the design of an iPhone Xr
What is being reported by many Apple rumor figures is using an iPhone Xr body to design the iPhone SE 4. The Xr is the slimmed down version announced with the iPhone Xs and Xs Max in 2018.a single camera instead of two, a 6.1-inch LCD screen instead of OLED and slightly thicker borders, it was all the rage when it was released in 2018.
Tech fans are outraged by the “poor” quality screen, but average users don’t care and the iPhone Xr is sold by pallets.
Apple would therefore plan to reuse this format for its recipe for the next iPhone “Special Edition”, and it is Jon Prosser of the Front Page Tech YouTube channel who confirms it once again. After taking a setback when his Apple Watch Series 7 reveal turned out to be fake, he took tweezers to finally reveal its information on the iPhone SE 4.
A design of iPhone Xr therefore, which makes sense. If Apple wants to save money on the production of this next smartphone in order to offer an entry-level price (for an iPhone), it is essential to have a production chain already under control in order to reduce costs. Creating a new design from scratch is therefore not viable.
The advantage of this new look is finally abandon Touch ID in favor of Face ID and gesture navigation. Everyone would therefore be entitled to a notch and the post iPhone X design, all with concessions acceptable to the general public.
By keeping a single camera, it should still benefit fromsoftware improvements thanks to the new chip inside, probably the A16 Bionic present in the latest iPhone 14. Same for the 5Galready available on the iPhone SE 3.
The iPhone SE 4 should be released a year after the SE 3, around March or April 2023.
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