iPhone SE 4 could be a mash-up of two failed strategies
Young was previously expecting the iPhone SE 4 to have a hole-shaped cutout for the front camera.
He hasn’t said whether the next iPhone SE will also have the Face ID tech for authenticating users, though the inclusion of the notch does sort of imply that. Having said that, the SE is a budget series and some reports have said that the next model might stick with Touch ID to keep costs down. It’s likely that the Touch ID sensor will be embedded in the side button.
Other details are still up in the air and it’s not abundantly clear whether the phone will be released next year or in 2024.
The iPhone 14 starts at $799 and packs the same chip, design, and cameras as its predecessor, which might be why consumers are not drawn to it. A budget iPhone with a compact but not tiny display, a palatable design, and a year-old chip might help attract those who don’t want to spring for the so-called new models but still want to stay in the Apple ecosystem.