The upcoming affordable 4th-generation iPhone SE is now expected to feature the same design as the iPhone XR, which was launched in September 2018.
In the latest episode of Geard Up podcast (spotted by AppleTrack) with Jon Rettinger and Andru Edwards, a popular leaker Jon Prosser said the next generation of the special edition will exactly identical to the iPhone XR.
"The SE 4, from what I understand - and I don't think I've said this publicly - is just the iPhone XR."
The second-generation iPhone SE in March 2020 as well as the iPhone SE 3rd-generation was launched earlier this year has the overall same design as the iPhone 8, which was introduced alongside the revolutionary iPhone X in September 2017.
The last two generations of the special edition iPhones have the same 4.7-inch display with bigger bezels, and Touch ID in the Home button at the bottom, while the iPhone XR has a much more modern look.
So now, according to Prosser, Apple’s plan for the 4th-generation iPhone SE seems pretty different, featuring a 6.1-inch LCD display and Face ID, which means the classic iPhone look is probably no longer available.
As of now, the launch of the 4th-generation iPhone SE is speculated at the Spring Apple Event in March next year or likely early 2024.