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A foldable iPhone is still possible, but it is looking more unlikely. In the meantime, Apple’s iPhone SE 2023 will receive a XR-like design with aluminum and glass, no Home button, no notch, and Touch ID in the power button.
Foldable iPhones are being tested but are apparently “unlikely” to be released. Apple is always usually late to the game when it comes to new product categories. Samsung introduced us to the Galaxy Fold back in 2019. Unfortunately, it was plagued with problems. Later, Samsung gave us what is now called the Z Flip and was positioned as the cheaper, more compact version of the Galaxy Fold.
Apple has been testing foldable iPhones, but according to people familiar with the matter, “we want to stick with the iPhone SE as our fun special edition iPhone with a redesign impending in 16 months.”
Apple is heavily focused on the upcoming Apple Mixed Reality headset and Apple Glasses as the future to replace phones, and the company may decide to pass on foldable phones altogether.
iPhone SE | Fun, Colorful Redesign Coming in 2023
Apple’s iPhone Special Edition will be getting an update that will bring the iPhone SE Plus model to the lineup – but what about the redesign that will be coming in the spring of 2023?
This phone will have no notch, an iPhone XR-like design, and will be the last LCD iPhone Apple will ever make before the iPhone SE finally gets an OLED display.
In 2023 the iPhone SE will receive new colors like the iMac, iPad Air, AirPods Max, and HomePod mini. The iMac-like colors will be one of the selling points of this device.
The design will also not have Face ID, but instead, Touch ID in the power button. This will mean no notch on the iPhone SE, which will be released after the iPhone 14 series.
It is rumored that the regular iPhone 14 models will keep the notch, so with the 2023 SE having no notch, and some prototypes having no hole punch, the redesigned SE could cannibalize the sales of the regular iPhone 14 models – which wouldn’t make much sense for Apple. What do you think about this information? Let us know!
[The information provided in this article has NOT been confirmed by Apple and may be speculation. Provided details may not be factual. Take all rumors, tech or otherwise, with a grain of salt.]