Apple will either abandon or delay commercial production of the anticipated 2024 iPhone SE 4, according to a string of tweets from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Due to repeated lower-than-anticipated shipments of midrange and entry-level smartphones including the iPhone SE 3, iPhone 13 mini, and iPhone 14 Plus, Kuo said he thinks Apple may postpone or scrap the product. As a result, Apple may need to “reconsider the brand position and returns on investment” for the iPhone SE 4, according to Kuo, who also noted that the full-screen design Apple has in mind for the iPhone SE 4 may result in higher expenses and selling prices.
iPhone SE 4 Release Pushed
According to Kuo, cutting wasteful product development expenditures will also aid Apple in overcoming the “challenges of the global economic slump in 2023.” According to numerous speculations, Apple is developing a new iPhone SE model, which is expected to be released in 2024. Apple is working on a handset that might resemble the iPhone XR and have an all-display design with either Face ID or a Touch ID power button in place of the Touch ID Home button.
According to rumors, the iPhone SE 4 might sport a 6.1-inch LCD or OLED screen with a notch at the top similar to the iPhone 14 models already on the market. Apple has not yet finalized its plans for the iPhone SE 4, and earlier this year, Apple analyst Ross Young stated that the company was still debating between using an OLED or LCD for the smartphone.
After the mini-sized iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models had weak sales, Apple terminated the 5.4-inch iPhone series. Rumors also suggest that the more cheap iPhone 14 Plus has seen less than anticipated sales. Because of this, Apple may decide to put less emphasis on the iPhone SE series of devices and instead concentrate on its premium iPhones in 2023 and 2024, delaying the development of the line or using less expensive components that would enable a lower price point than the proposed design revisions.