Prosser: Fourth-Generation iPhone SE to Adopt Same Design As iPhone XR

Apple will base the next-generation iPhone SE on the design it used for the iPhone XR, claims leaker Jon Prosser, citing new information from his sources.


In the latest episode of the Geared Up podcast with Andru Edwards and Jon Rettinger (via AppleTrackr), Prosser claims that "The SE 4, from what I understand - and I don't think I've said this publicly - is just the ‌iPhone‌ XR."

As it is modeled after the ‌‌iPhone‌‌ 8 and prior ‌‌iPhone SE‌‌, the current third-generation ‌iPhone SE‌, released earlier this year, continues to feature thick top and bottom display bezels, unlike Apple's other iPhones. Also, all other iPhones now feature ‌Face ID, so a potential switch to the ‌iPhone‌ XR design would mark the death knell for the ‌iPhone‌'s Home button.

The ‌iPhone‌ XR, which is no longer listed on Apple's stores, has a 6.1-inch LCD display, whereas the current ‌iPhone SE‌ has a 4.7-inch display, so the change would additionally bring about a bigger screen size for Apple's most inexpensive ‌iPhone‌.

The only other solid rumor about the next ‌iPhone SE‌ has come from display industry consultant Ross Young, who has proven to be a reliable source of information for future Apple products.

According to Young, Apple is planning to release a fourth-generation ‌‌iPhone SE‌‌ with a larger 5.7-inch display as early as 2023, although he did not say if such a model would retain the Home button and top and bottom bezels or adopt a notched screen with ‌‌Face ID‌.

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Top Rated Comments

NewBench Avatar
5 weeks ago
Next SE surely has to be a smaller display than 6.1". All of us mini lovers are being outcast.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ersan191 Avatar
5 weeks ago
Please stop posting anything Jon Prosser says - I thought we were past this.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Populus Avatar
5 weeks ago
I really hope Young is right in this one, 6.1” with the XR design is just huge.

Maybe what Prosser meant on the podcast is that the next SE will have the XR design but with a 5.7” display instead of a 6.1”.

But knowing how Apple likes to recycle old bodies with minimum changes for maximum benefits, there’s a chance the next SE will be just a cheap XR with an A15 inside. I think I would start to consider the Android market, like the new Asus Zenphone 9, and install Lineage OS or Graphene OS on it.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tmaxxtigger Avatar
5 weeks ago
They need to upgrade the display, the SE has a clearer display compared to the XR due to the higher dpi. If not, this would be a step backwards in this department alone.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tomtad Avatar
5 weeks ago

Remember this website is about RUMORS.

Prosser did have some sources back then, but Apple doubled down on this in 2022 and I'm pretty sure he lost most if not all of them. Nobody really knows except him, but it's still a valid rumor IMO.
He just puts 2 and 2 together, there are no sources here just speculation. Apple has used existing chassis for the SE model and it's likely that the XR/11 chassis will be the next candidate. It doesn't need anyone particularly in the know to suggest this. And of course if it actually happens he'll take the credit.

Prosser also did this with the flat sided Apple Watch. First the iPad, then the iPhone received redesigns with flat sides so of course the Watch would be next, completely ignoring the watch is a wearable device but anyway. Cue everyone reporting Prosser and convincing themselves it was correct. Big surprise when it then wasn't announced.

AirPods case with flat sides next John?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jwolf6589 Avatar
5 weeks ago

('https://www.macrumors.com/2022/08/30/next-iphone-se-taking-iphone-xr-design/')

Apple will base the next-generation iPhone SE on the design it used for the iPhone XR, claims leaker Jon Prosser, citing new information from his sources.



In the latest episode of the Geared Up ('https://podcasts.apple.com/br/podcast/geared-up/id1218876801') podcast with Andru Edwards and Jon Rettinger (via AppleTrackr ('https://twitter.com/appltrack/status/1564436294272524288?s=20&t=sXYxFUDTZmCwWqMeaDCFpQ')), Prosser claims that "The SE 4, from what I understand - and I don't think I've said this publicly - is just the iPhone XR."

As it is modeled after the ‌iPhone‌ 8 and prior ‌iPhone SE‌, the current third-generation iPhone SE, released earlier this year, continues to feature thick top and bottom display bezels, unlike Apple's other iPhones. Also, all other iPhones now feature ‌Face ID, so a potential switch to the iPhone XR design would mark the death knell for the iPhone's Home button.

The iPhone XR, which is no longer listed on Apple's stores, has a 6.1-inch LCD display, whereas the current iPhone SE has a 4.7-inch display, so the change would additionally bring about a bigger screen size for Apple's most inexpensive iPhone.

The only other solid rumor about the next iPhone SE has come from display industry consultant Ross Young, who has proven to be a reliable source of information for future Apple products.

According to Young ('https://www.macrumors.com/2022/01/17/larger-iphone-se-4-in-2023-rumor/'), Apple is planning to release a fourth-generation ‌iPhone SE‌ with a larger 5.7-inch display as early as 2023, although he did not say if such a model would retain the Home button and top and bottom bezels or adopt a notched screen with ‌Face ID.

Article Link: Prosser: Fourth-Generation iPhone SE to Adopt Same Design As iPhone XR ('https://www.macrumors.com/2022/08/30/next-iphone-se-taking-iphone-xr-design/')
Okay… Why would apple release a SE without a home button???? Isn’t this why some stay with the SE? Some hate Face ID.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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