Become a MacRumors Supporter for $50/year with no ads, ability to filter front page stories, and private forums.


macrumors bot
Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

The fourth-generation iPhone SE will feature almost exactly the same design as the iPhone XR, according to leaker Jon Prosser.


In a video on his Front Page Tech YouTube channel, Prosser said that the fourth-generation iPhone SE will effectively share the design of the iPhone XR from 2018. The change is plausible given that the first-generation iPhone SE's design was based on 2013's iPhone 5S, while the second- and third-generation iPhone SE's design is based on 2017's iPhone 8.

The latest information expands on Prosser's initial claim from August, but he remains unclear on the internals and specifications of the device – though it is likely to use some older hardware to keep costs down. To showcase the fourth-generation iPhone SE's design, Apple concept graphic designer Ian Zelbo created renders that purport to accurately depict the new device:



In October 2021, a report from Chinese site MyDrivers explicitly said that the iPhone SE will move to an iPhone XR-like design – a claim that now seems to have been corroborated by a range of other sources.

The fourth-generation iPhone SE has been rumored since before the third-generation model launched earlier this year. Prosser's latest claim lines up with a recent forecast from display analyst Ross Young, who said that the next-generation iPhone SE will feature a 6.1-inch display with a "notch" cutout at the top of the display. Back in 2019, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo first said that Apple was working on an iPhone SE with a 6.1-inch LCD display. Since the iPhone XR featured a 6.1-inch LCD display with a notch, rumors seem to be in broad agreement about the design of the next-generation iPhone SE.

Article Link: Prosser: iPhone SE 4 to Use iPhone XR's Design
Last edited:


macrumors 6502a
Jan 28, 2011
"jon prosser threw my puppy down the stairs" There. No need to start in with the JP hate. It's all done.

It definitely isn't my fav design but SE is never really sold/made for the cutting edge design iphone fans.

Expos of 1969

Aug 25, 2013
"We could not be more excited to offer this to you for only $ 799. Battery not included. You can purchase the battery at the Apple Store for $ 199 and they will install it for $ 89. Please note that the battery cannot be purchased without installation."

one more

macrumors 601
Aug 6, 2015
“To showcase the fourth-generation ‌iPhone SE‌'s design, Apple concept graphic designer Ian Zelbo created renders that purport to accurately depict the new device.”

Genius, could have spared himself many hours of hard rendering work by just reposting any of the existing XR materials. Coming next - Prosser offers an in-depth exclusive preview of iPhone SE 4, rocking his old XR, LOL.
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.