Apple is developing the fourth generation of its “economic” mobile, iPhone SE 4and will arrive in 2024 with changes both in terms of design and hardware, as we read in MacRumors.
Talking about “economical” in an Apple product is always delicate because the Cupertino firm sets a high profile in all its products, also in the final sales price where – generally – requires scratching your wallet, as we have seen recently with the new smartphone generation iPhone 15. Even so, the ‘SE’ series of mobile phones has been a lower cost alternative to the general line and the cheapest way to access mobile phones with iOS.
iPhone SE 4
Apple has been producing terminals on this series randomly. If the general line of the iPhone has been updated year after year, the same has not happened with this series and those from Cupertino have launched new features when they have deemed it necessary. For commercial reasons, it is understood. This year, as is the case with other electronic product groups, mobile phone sales are falling quite a bit. Perhaps that is why the development of this iPhone SE 4.
According to the information (not confirmed) the terminal It will be based on the iPhone 14 chassis, but in a modified version. It seems that Apple has abandoned the small size usually used in this series and will impose those 6 inches that all manufacturers use.
Two important changes are expected in general design: an action button and a USB Type-C port. The Action button, which recently debuted on the iPhone 15 Pro, is a multipurpose button that replaces the mute switch on newer iPhone models. It can be configured to perform a variety of actions, depending on the user’s preferences. As for the USB port, it is mandatory if Apple wants to sell devices in the European Union.
The iPhone SE 4 is likely to release a new OLED screen, derived from the iPhone 14. The device will not have a Touch ID home button, but will have Face ID as a means of biometric identification. Multiple references to “Pearl”, Apple’s internal codename for Face ID and associated hardware, have been detected in relation to the fourth generation of this series.
As for the back of the device, it will have a single camera with the flash aligned in an arrangement similar to that of the third-generation iPhone SE. The exact design is not known since Apple has reportedly tested five designs. The sensor is believed to be generously sized at 48 megapixels.
Another novelty would come from the communications chip. Apple wants to replace the dependency on Qualcomm with a own 5G modem. References have been seen to a chip codenamed “Sinope”, which would be used for testing in the iPhone SE 4. But it is unknown if there will be time to implement it and, as has happened in the iPhone 15, it will have to continue using third-party chips. .
Its main engine has not been mentioned, but here there are different internal options to choose from. Everything points to Apple A15 Bionic of the iPhone 14. Finally, if Apple ends up implementing the features mentioned above, we fear that it will be higher than that of the third generation. It will continue to be Apple’s cheapest mobile phone, but not the cheapest in its segment.