[News] New iPhone SE Rumored to Get Larger, Drop Fingerprint Recognition

2023-10-02 Consumer Electronics editor

According to Taiwan’s Economic Daily, while two high-end models of the iPhone 16 are expected to feature larger screens next year, there are indications that the new iPhone SE, positioned as an entry-level device, will also follow suit by enlarging its display. Insider sources have revealed that the iPhone SE is set to enter its fourth generation, taking design cues from the iPhone 14 base model, with a 6.1-inch screen and the elimination of Touch ID and Home button in favor of Face ID as the biometric authentication solution.

The current iPhone SE, in its third generation, is the only iPhone model with both Touch ID and a Home button. If the fourth-generation iPhone SE no longer includes the Home button and eliminates Touch ID, it would mean that all iPhones will feature a full-screen design.

Furthermore, reports from the market suggest that the fourth-generation iPhone SE will sport a 6.1-inch screen, a significant increase compared to the 4.7-inch display of the third-generation iPhone SE released in 2022. In terms of performance, the fourth-generation iPhone SE is expected to be powered by Apple’s A15 chip.