Apple hasn’t made a change to the design language since the iPhone X came out with a notched display in 2017. The only exception to this design language is the iPhone SE series, which stays true to the old look. However, it was stated a while ago that Apple could switch to a perforated screen design on some iPhone models from 2022. According to DisplaySearch’s analysis published by Ross Young, the 2023 iPhone SE could come with a larger screen with a camera hole.
In his post on Twitter, Ross stated that the 2023 model iPhone SE will have a 6.1-inch screen with camera holes. The latest iPhone SE released in 2020 is 4.7 inches in size and has a very thick screen with bezels. Ross expects to keep the existing design in the iPhone SE, which will be released in 2022.
Switching to a screen design with camera holes seems like a natural choice for Apple. The lack of a notch means the company won’t embed Face ID on this phone. Apple is expected to offer biometric authentication with its fingerprint scanner integrated into the screen, cutting costs by giving up Face ID. It has been said before that this is on the company’s roadmap.
iPhone SE 2023 can more easily stick to its “affordable” claim in a scenario where Face ID is not available. Although it is said that Apple may also release a phone called “iPhone SE Plus” with a screen larger than 6 inches, this device is not expected in 2021. It can be said that the iPhone SE series change will be viewed with interest for the coming period.