There are three major questions that need to be answered about the device at the moment.

Jon Prosser, a Chinese leaker, believes that the next iteration of the iPhone will have a "notch" cutout at the top of the display, which will eliminate the Home button. Apple's "SE" products have always used older devices' designs.

After the release of the iPhone 15 lineup, the iPhone SE is expected to launch. The A16 chip from this year's iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max is expected to be included in the two standard iPhone 15 models.

According to Ross Young, an insightful display analyst, Apple is considering a number of decisions related to the next-gen iPhone SE.

Display Size

According to Young, Apple is looking at displays between 5.7-inch and 6.1-inch in size from two different suppliers. The 6.1-inch display of the next-generation iPhone SE is what makes it different from the 6.1-inch display of the current-generation iPhone. This exact display size is what Apple is working on for the iPhone SE, according to an analyst.

The 5.7- and 6.1-inch display sizes have been rumored in the past, and Apple not yet making a final decision explains why we continue to hear about them.

Display Technology: LCD or OLED?

The 5.8- to 6.1-inch displays being considered by Apple feature the same technology as the current iPhone SE, but the company is also weighing up whether to use a 6.1-inch or 5.8-inch display.

The ‌iPhone‌ X launched in 2017 as the first OLED ‌iPhone‌, and ever since the launch of the ‌iPhone 12‌ in 2020, all of Apple's main ‌iPhone‌ models feature OLED displays. OLED display technology is more expensive than LCD, but it delivers better efficiency, "true" blacks, high contrast, and high dynamic range. It is possible that OLED panels have come down in price sufficiently for Apple to use them for the ‌iPhone SE‌, which is positioned as an entry-level device, especially as it is not set to launch for over a year.

Touch ID or Face ID?

There is no space for a Touch ID Home button in the bottom of the iPhone SE, so Apple has no choice but to offer a Touch ID Side button, under-display Touch ID technology, or both.

iPad Air Touch IDThe ‌Touch ID‌ button on the iPad Air

According to multiple reports, Apple is planning to add a Touch ID side button to the iPhone SE. Touch ID is integrated into the Top buttons of the latest iPad, iPad Air, and iPad mini models, but not of the iPhone. As Apple's cheapest offering and to keep costs down, the iPhone SE has never had Face ID technology, but it does have a Touch ID Home button. The newer Side button-style Touch ID implementation would be a good fit for the iPhone SE.

It is possible that the iPhone SE will use Face ID instead of Touch ID since it is expected to feature a notch at the top of the display. Face ID will be seven years old in 2024, which means that enough time has passed to trick the technology down to an entry level device. This is the most unlikely option for Apple to introduce to its cheapest iPhone model since not even flagship models offer under-display Touch ID technology. If more information about the device emerges in the coming months, the technology Apple will choose for the fourth- generation iPhone SE may become clearer.