Once thought to be dead, the next-generation iPhone SE has made a comeback. Moreover, it may look and feel like the iPhone 14. According to the most recent information provided by reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple has resumed the development of a fourth-generation iPhone SE with a 6.1-inch OLED display and an Apple-designed 5G processor.
Over two months have passed since Kuo said that Apple will not refresh the iPhone SE in 2024, but now it seems that prediction may be wrong. According to a series of tweets posted by Kuo today, the next-generation iPhone SE will have the same specifications as the iPhone 14, including a 6.1-inch OLED screen with narrower borders. The newest iteration of the Apple iPhone SE features a 4.7-inch LCD surrounded by noticeably wider bezels.
Apple iPhone SE Will Be In The Works Soon
One expert predicted that the next iPhone SE will use Apple’s in-house developed 5G modem, with support for just the lower frequency (5.8 GHz and below) 5G bands. Even though Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X57 is used in the current Apple iPhone SE, the device is 5G-ready.
Kuo did not provide a release window for the next iPhone SE, but if history is any indication, we probably will not see it until March 2024 or later. Case in point: the $429 beginning price of the most recent generation of the iPhone SE, which was introduced in March 2022. If the next iPhone is built on the iPhone 14, then this will be the final iPhone to include a physical Home button and Touch ID.
According to respected display industry researcher Ross Young, Chinese company BOE will supply the display for the next iPhone SE.