Apple iPhone SE 4 renders show XR design, surprise no one
There has been a lot of talk that the next iPhone SE model will be based on the iPhone XR from the early notch era. Leakster Jon Prosser backs it up with information from an anonymous source, information that was used by Ian Zelbo to create these 3D renderings.
The feeling of deja vu is understandable, the SE series is several years behind the premium models. The notch is back and this is the original, the narrower notch only came last year with the iPhone 13 series. Also wave goodbye to the fingerprint reader and the physical home key.
The old-fashioned one-camera design is a blast from the past. The colors are new, however, Midnight, Starlight and Product(RED). The XR color scheme, huh, with yellow, red and blue, it doesn’t look that different from the palette of the new iPad 10th gen.
Three colors for Apple iPhone SE 4, speculative renders
Anyway, the only major hardware upgrade we can expect is the chipset. iPhone XR has an Apple A12, SE (2022) has an A15 – and so does the iPhone 14 non-Pro duo. This doesn’t really leave any options other than the A15, as the A16 chip seems too expensive for an SE model. Apple may use the 5-core GPU version of the A15 to provide a slight upgrade over the current SE.
Other than that, we could see more RAM plus a bigger battery and/or faster charging. These are the primary differences between iPhone SE (2022) and iPhone 8 which it is based on and it is mostly about catching up with time.
There is one more thing – the charging port. It is possible that it will be a USB-C port instead of lighting. However, the phone will launch before the deadline, so it can stick with Lightning one last time. However, we’ve already seen the last iPad holdover switch to Type C, so it might be time to move on.