The next iPhone SE will finally ditch its current design and switch to one that will reportedly be identical to it iPhone XR from 2018. That is, if a new rumor about the matter is to be believed. Its source is Jon Prosser, speaking on the Geared Up podcast, and he has provided reliable information in the past, so maybe it actually works.
But you probably shouldn’t be making bubbles just yet, because there was the new iPhone SE launched earlier this year and came two years later his predecessor. So if Apple maintains the same pace of releasing this series, that means the new model, the one that looks like the iPhone XR, won’t arrive until 2024. By then, the design will be six years old. You can clearly feel how much Apple cares about its most affordable phone, right?
Moving on to the devices that the company is definitely looking after, the iPhone 14 Pro series is now said to have an improved ultra-wide camera with a pixel size of 1.4μm. This would be a large increase over the 1.0 μm pixel size iPhone 13 Proultra-wide-angle camera, and unsurprisingly, it has made parts more expensive for Apple.
iPhone 13 Pro
The sensor is apparently made by Sony, while the “compact camera module” is made by LG Innotek, and both companies are expected to be the beneficiaries of the price increase. On the other hand, buyers of the two Pro models due out later this year will theoretically benefit from better ultra-wide shots, especially at night. We’ll see if that actually happens.