Next iPhone SE to Feature 4.7-Inch Display, 2023 Version to Have Hole Punch Full Screen Design

The next-generation iPhone SE that's set to launch in 2022 will feature the same 4.7-inch display as the current version, according to display analyst Ross Young.

iPhone SE Hole Punch Feature
The existing ‌iPhone SE‌ is modeled after the iPhone 8 with a 4.7-inch display. There were rumors suggesting that Apple was working on an "‌iPhone SE‌ Plus" that could come out this year, but earlier this month, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that there won't be a new iPhone in the SE family until 2022.


Young's information also suggests there will be no 2021 refresh for the ‌iPhone SE‌, but he says that following the minor 2022 refresh, there could be a more radical design change coming in 2023.

Apple is said to be working on a 6.1-inch version of the ‌iPhone SE‌ that features a hole punch design rather than a notch. Apple is rumored to be planning to bring the hole punch display to the 2022 flagship models, so it makes sense that after introducing new iPhone 14 models with the design change, it could trickle down to the ‌iPhone SE‌ a year later.

The hole punch design is something that Android manufacturers have been using for some time to maximize available display area while also leaving space for the front-facing camera. On Apple's devices, the hole punch will replace the current notch.

Though there will presumably be few design changes to the ‌iPhone SE‌ coming in 2022, the device is expected to get an upgraded processor and 5G support, which Young says may be limited to sub-6GHz.

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Top Rated Comments

alexandr Avatar
15 months ago
nothing on the 2024 version?
Score: 40 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zorinlynx Avatar
15 months ago
Am I the only one who hates the hole punch phones? On many of them it's not even symmetrical and off to the side.

The notch may take away screen area, but at least it has symmetry with an attractive shape. A single round hole in the corner just looks like your five year old got carried away with a hole puncher.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
autrefois Avatar
15 months ago
I like it! A hole new approach.
(I’ll see myself out...)
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Darth Tulhu Avatar
15 months ago
Anything that get's rid of the notch, I'm for it.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
swiftRabbit Avatar
15 months ago
I always wanted to tap my camera to go back.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bray-dog Avatar
15 months ago
Can anyone say.....April fools?
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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