Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022, 16:15 iOS: Hardware

Report – iPhone SE 4 (2023) To Receive Larger Display, Touch ID May Remain

Those who decide upon an iPhone SE usually receive a modern chip, although they still have to do without multiple other technical features normally seen in the flagship models. The device's appearance also reflects this – the current design of the iPhone SE is still based on the iPhone 8, first presented by Apple in September 2017. The display is also relatively outdated, with a 4.7" diagonal dimension, it's much smaller than most other current smartphones – and iPhone SE users don't get to enjoy any of the advantages of the newer OLED technology. For the successor to the current iPhone SE, Cupertino may yet make some broad reaching changes – as per the normally quite well-informed market expert Ross Young.

iPhone SE 4 With Notch – & Likely Without Face ID
Via MacRumors, Young explained that he expects the 4th generation iPhone SE to come with a 6.1" (diagonal) display. Users would thus benefit from a considerably larger display with almost no edges – currently, the iPhone SE still relies on the design of many older iPhones and the display is housed within several wide bars surrounding the top and bottom of the device. Another characteristic of current iPhones likely to arrive to Apple's next model of its budget smartphone: The iPhone SE 4 will receive the controversial notch. However, Young refrained from mentioning whether this display change has any functional grounds, and it's entirely possible that the iPhone SE won't possess any Face ID module, despite utilizing the first Face ID compatible display design. The change in the display would prevent the integration of a classic home button, and it's likely that Apple would integrate Touch ID into the side button. In fact, Ming-Chi Kuo (another well-known leaker) already pointed to such a solution – and the concept is already present in certain iPads.



iPhone XR As Basis For Design?
Young already amended his statement from October 2021, at which point the industry insider predicted a 5.7-6.1" display including a holed recess bored into the display. It's possible that Apple played with the idea of bringing the Dynamic Island from the iPhone 14 Pro to the iPhone SE, and according to rumors, the standard iPhone 15 should also receive the feature next year. However, the most likely basis for the upcoming iPhone SE's design is the iPhone XR – which possesses a 6.1" LC display, although the device does accommodate a module for biometric identification within the notch in its display.

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