Apple’s iPhone SE 4: Bigger Screen, Face ID, and a Sub-$500 Price?

INDONESIAUPDATES.COM, News En – While the iPhone rumor mill has been buzzing with news about the upcoming iPhone 16, Apple is also reportedly working on a refresh of its more affordable “budget” iPhone SE.

Last week, The Information reported that Apple is prepping a “thinner iPhone” for 2025, and this week, leaker Revengus tweeted that the fourth-gen iPhone SE will either remain at $429 or see a 10% bump in price, which would still keep it under the $500 mark.

However, that tweet and the Revegnus account have since been deleted. Despite this, The Information maintains that the new iPhone SE may look more like the iPhone 14, with a 6.7-inch OLED screen versus the 4.7-inch display on the current iteration, which came out in 2022. The new version could also upgrade to USB-C, swap the Touch ID button for Face ID, and add an Action button.

At under $500, that would be an enticing offer for people who can’t spend $1,000 or more on the latest flagship iPhone, especially since the cost seems to keep going up. Apple reportedly intends to keep the price down by reusing old panels from existing suppliers. MacRumors says the plan is to buy screens from existing suppliers at around $25 a piece. Bidding for the job has reportedly been going on since August 2023 and includes BOE and Tianma. Samsung reportedly dropped out due to alleged pricing issues.

It’s important to note that Apple hasn’t made any official announcements about the iPhone SE 4, and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple may even cancel the iPhone SE 4 due to low demand for the last generation.

Only time will tell what Apple has in store for the next iPhone SE, but the rumors so far suggest that it could be a significant upgrade over the current model, offering a larger screen, Face ID, and USB-C at a still-affordable price.

Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to Apple’s rumored Spring 2024 event.

iPhone SE 4: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the iPhone SE 4 confirmed?

A: No, Apple hasn’t officially announced the iPhone SE 4. The information we have comes from rumors and leaks, so it’s important to take it with a grain of salt.

Q: What are the rumored features of the iPhone SE 4?

A: The rumors suggest a bigger 6.7-inch OLED display (compared to the current 4.7-inch), Face ID replacing Touch ID, USB-C charging, and possibly a new “Action Button.”

Q: How much will the iPhone SE 4 cost?

A: Rumors suggest a price under $500, potentially starting at $429 (current price) or with a slight increase.

Q: Why might Apple cancel the iPhone SE 4?

A: Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests Apple might be worried about low demand for the phone, similar to the previous generation.

Q: When will the iPhone SE 4 be released?

A: There’s no official information, but rumors point towards a possible reveal at Apple’s rumored Spring 2024 event.

Q: Should I wait for the iPhone SE 4 before upgrading my phone?

A: It depends on your needs and budget. If a larger screen, Face ID, and USB-C are important to you, and you can wait, then the iPhone SE 4 could be a good option. However, if you need a new phone now or prefer a smaller screen and Touch ID, other options might be better.