iPhone SE 4 to feature Action button, USB-C, Face ID, iPhone 14 design, more
Apple is reportedly planning a major overhaul to the iPhone SE with the next-generation iPhone SE 4, with a new report claiming that the upcoming device will feature Face ID, USB-C, and the Action button launched recently with the iPhone 15 Pro.
According to MacRumors, that claims to have learnt heaps of information about the fourth-generation iPhone SE, the new device known internally under the codename Ghost, is expected to receive a new design derived almost entirely from the base model iPhone 14.
The site claims that Apple intends to bring the Action button, a programmable button that replaces the switch found on the side of previous iPhone models that was used solely to toggle between ring and silent, to the next iPhone SE, allowing users to set the button to a range of functions when it is pressed, such as opening the Camera app to quickly take a photo, switching on the flashlight, open the Magnifier app, or start a voice memo recording.
The report claims that in addition to the iPhone 15 Pro’s Action button, the new device will feature a USB-C charging port, Face ID and a single camera with the flash aligned in an arrangement similar to the third-generation iPhone SE.
“Preliminary information suggests that the iPhone SE 4 may feature a 48-megapixel rear camera, providing for a significant upgrade from the current model,” the report says.
Lastly, the insight claims that the iPhone SE 4 will also likely receive a new OLED panel, derived from the iPhone 14.
Apple’s most recent iPhone SE update came in March last year, with the launch of the 5G iPhone SE, featuring the A15 Bionic chip from the iPhone 13, 5G connectivity, better battery life, improved durability, and a new camera system with Photographic Styles, Deep Fusion, and more for a new, higher price of $429 (US).