According to Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) analyst Ross Young, the fourth-generation iPhone SE will feature a 6.1-inch LCD display and a “notch” cutout at the top.
MacRumors reports that Young has revised his expectations for the fourth-generation iPhone SE. Young, a well-known analyst who has provided insightful information into Apple’s plans in the past, said that Apple plans to release a new iPhone SE model in 2024 with an LCD display that measures 5.7- to 6.1 inches and a hole-shaped cutout for the front-facing camera.
According to this information, Apple was considering adding Dynamic Island to the fourth-generation iPhone SE, which seemed plausible given that, if the device is released in 2024, the Dynamic Island will be present on all four iPhone models. This possibility seems to be ruled out by Young’s latest information.
According to Young’s revised forecast, the device will have a 6.1-inch display with a notch. There is no information on whether the iPhone SE’s notch will have a TrueDepth camera array to facilitate Face ID. Apple may not add Face ID to the iPhone SE, instead sticking with Touch ID like previous models to keep costs down.
Due to the all-screen design, the device’s bottom bezel will no longer have a capacitive Touch ID Home button. As reported by MyDrivers and Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple plans to add a Touch ID Side button to the iPhone SE, similar to the iPad Air and iPad mini.
There are no details on the size of the notch on the fourth-generation iPhone SE, but if it does not include components like a dot projector for Face ID because it features Touch ID, the notch could be narrower than the iPhone XR’s.