The iPhone SE 4 would be very close to the iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 – 01net

The iPhone SE 4 promises to be very close to Apple’s latest products, namely the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 15. The affordable smartphone would actually adopt several elements that appeared in the two series. We take stock of the planned innovations.

The iPhone SE 4, Apple’s next affordable smartphone, is not dead. Unlike leaks that surfaced earlier this year, the phone has not been abandoned by the Californian group. Instead, the brand has decided to probably postpone the release of the smartphone to 2025 in order to test the copy.

According to information from our colleagues at MacRumors, this should be the new iPhone SE In addition, they open up a wealth of new functions. After several generations that were very similar and (too much?) inspired by old iPhones, Apple would finally offer something new.

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A design between the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 15

Citing an anonymous source, the media claims that the iPhone will be there visually very close a standard iPhone 14. Instead of the iPhone SE 3’s screen surrounded by wide bezels, Apple would use an OLED touch panel with a notch. In this notch we would find all the TrueDepth sensors dedicated to facial recognition with Face ID. Apple would therefore do without the Touch ID reader, which will completely disappear from the iPhone. It’s the end of an era for the iPhone.

He would also borrow money a flagship feature of the iPhone 15 Pro, the action button. Inherited from the Apple Watch Ultra, this physical button on the edge can be configured to activate a focus mode, launch a shortcut, open the camera or even activate the flashlight. We can assume that this button will quickly be found on all iPhone models.

Unsurprisingly, the iPhone SE 4 will feature this a USB-C port instead of the Lightning port. European legislation requires Apple to do this give up your own port from next year. Apart from USB-C and the action button, the iPhone SE 4 follows the design of the iPhone 14 down to the smallest detail, right down to the flat edges.

A 48-megapixel photo sensor…

On the specifications side, Apple would once again focus on a camera composed of a single sensor. The photo block would also visually resemble that of the iPhone SE 3. There would still be improvements to the program.

Apple would actually rely on it a 48 megapixel photo sensorlike that of the iPhone 15. The company has probably managed to reduce the production costs of the sensor, which first appeared on the iPhone 14 Pro in 2022. This is a nice development compared to the iPhone SE 3, which makes do with a 12-megapixel sensor.

And a new 5G modem from Apple

Above all, the future iPhone SE would be the first iPhone to be equipped with a 5G modem developed by Apple. According to the leak, Apple intends to do this Test the 5G chip by integrating it into the iPhone SE 4. If the results are conclusive, the modem should be found on all other iPhones in the brand’s catalog, probably starting with the hypothetical iPhone 17.

By the way, Apple is encountering enormous difficulties in the design of the 5G chip. Despite the expertise of Intel engineers restored in 2019, Apple’s modem would be blamed three years behind Qualcomm’s solutions. With its back against the wall, the Cupertino giant will have to rely on its supplier’s chips for the time being. For this reason, the iPhone SE 4 would have been delayed until the first half of 2025 at the earliest. We are therefore not safe from a further postponement. Some analysts actually expect the 5G modem to launch in 2026.

According to MacRumors, development of the device is still in its early stages. Apparently “changes are always possible,” says the media. Mass production should begin in a year at the earliest.

Source: MacRumors