Apple iPhone SE 4 may feature iPhone 14-like design
The upcoming iPhone SE 4, the fourth generation of the smartphone series that will replace the iPhone SE (2022), is said to have a USB Type-C connection. according to a reliable source. Apple's decision to replace the Lightning connector with USB Type-C is expected to be revealed with the rumored iPhone 15 range next month, and this transition should extend to future models as well. Specifically, Apple's iPhone SE 4 is also expected to feature Face ID functionality and may include an action button, a feature expected to debut on the iPhone 15 Pro later this year.
According to tipster Unknownz21 (@URedditor on X), the design of the iPhone SE 4 is expected to have similarities to the previously released iPhone 14. This suggests that the speculated device could be the first in the SE series to adopt Apple's notch screen design. However, the source claims that Apple's fourth-generation smartphone will come with a single rear camera like its predecessors and all other SE models.
Apple confirmed earlier plans to move future iPhone models to the USB Type-C connector, away from the proprietary Lightning connector. The company is expected to unveil the iPhone 15 series, which includes the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max, at an event scheduled for September 12. The tipster also claims that the iPhone SE 4 will feature a USB Type-C connector, making it the first SE-series smartphone to feature the modern USB connector.
Previous reports indicated that the iPhone SE 4 would feature a Touch ID sensor; However, according to Unknownz21, the alleged device will support Face ID. The first and second generation iPhone SE models featured a front-facing fingerprint sensor that doubled as a home button. However, it seems that Apple may opt for facial recognition as a biometric authentication method for this new phone.
The iPhone 15 Pro is expected to feature a "promotion" . Button reminiscent of the button introduced on the Apple Watch Ultra last year. This button should be programmable for specific activities, shortcuts, applications, and accessibility features. The source suggests that the iPhone SE 4 could also adopt this action button, possibly replacing the familiar mute button found on existing iPhone models.