Prosser: iPhone SE 4 to Use iPhone XR's Design

The fourth-generation iPhone SE will feature almost exactly the same design as the iPhone XR, according to leaker Jon Prosser.

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In a video on his Front Page Tech YouTube channel, Prosser said that the fourth-generation ‌iPhone SE‌ will effectively share the design of the ‌iPhone‌ XR from 2018. The change is plausible given that the first-generation ‌iPhone SE‌'s design was based on 2013's ‌iPhone‌ 5S, while the second- and third-generation ‌iPhone SE‌'s design is based on 2017's ‌iPhone‌ 8.

The latest information expands on Prosser's initial claim from August, but he remains unclear on the internals and specifications of the device – though it is likely to use some older hardware to keep costs down. To showcase the fourth-generation ‌iPhone SE‌'s design, Apple concept graphic designer Ian Zelbo created renders that purport to accurately depict the new device:

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In October 2021, a report from Chinese site MyDrivers explicitly said that the ‌iPhone SE‌ will move to an ‌iPhone‌ XR-like design – a claim that now seems to have been corroborated by a range of other sources.

The fourth-generation ‌iPhone SE‌ has been rumored since before the third-generation model launched earlier this year. Prosser's latest claim lines up with a recent forecast from display analyst Ross Young, who said that the next-generation ‌iPhone SE‌ will feature a 6.1-inch display with a "notch" cutout at the top of the display. Back in 2019, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo first said that Apple was working on an iPhone SE with a 6.1-inch LCD display. Since the ‌iPhone‌ XR featured a 6.1-inch LCD display with a notch, rumors seem to be in broad agreement about the design of the next-generation ‌iPhone SE‌.

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gpat Avatar
22 months ago
It will also support Magsafe accessories on the back, but only with a lightning-to-magnet dongle.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Red Oak Avatar
22 months ago
I’d thought they would have used the iPhone 13 mini case. 5.4”

Better fit in my opinion vs having yet another 6.1” screen in the line-up
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
djc6 Avatar
22 months ago
I'd hoped the new iPhone SE would use iPhone 12/13 mini form factor :(
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BrownyQ Avatar
22 months ago

I'd hoped the new iPhone SE would use iPhone 12/13 mini form factor :(
That'll be iPhone SE 5, releasing in 2024/2025.

Patience, fellow mini enthusiast... we will rise again...
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
22 months ago
iPhone XR 2018 design... we're almost to the year 2023.

I’m getting tired of seeing the old designs by Apple. Where is the hardware team?
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BrownyQ Avatar
22 months ago
Surprised this didn't happen sooner.

Watch that MSRP go up from $429 to $499, if the 10th Gen iPad is any indication...
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)