It was expected that the fourth generation of the iPhone SE would be based on the design of the iPhone XR, but it is clear that this will not happen anymore because the company decided to refer the iPhone SE 4 to retirement before its expected launch in 2024, why? Follow the article with us...
IPhone SE 4
Apple launched the iPhone SE lineup with the aim of providing small devices with modern components and features at a lower price than other iPhone models, but what is distinctive about the fourth generation of the iPhone SE is that it would have relied on a different design than previous versions, in addition to having the first internal modem. 5G from Apple instead of relying on Qualcomm.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, it is possible that Apple will cancel or postpone the launch of the fourth generation of the iPhone SE due to the strong collapse in sales of the lineup along with the weak demand for other similar devices such as the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 14 Plus.
Ming also believes that trying to use the full-screen design of the iPhone SE 4 will lead to higher costs and thus will increase its price when selling, and this may lead to a strong reluctance for many to try to buy it, and that Apple intends to bring new features in the coming period in the Pro category of the iPhone and install The price of the regular category, and this will make the difference in price between iPhone 15 and iPhone SE 4 very small.
The end of the iPhone SE
Other than offering a device at an affordable price with modern features, Apple was looking for a way to get rid of Qualcomm chips in its iPhone devices that it relied on for years, as it was scheduled to use a 5G modem designed by Apple in the iPhone SE 4 and build Depending on the condition and performance that the device will provide, it will be decided whether or not to use the Apple modem in the iPhone 16 series.
But after Apple's decision to discontinue the iPhone SE 4, Qualcomm will be the winner from this matter because Apple will need its chipsets, and thus Qualcomm will remain the exclusive supplier of 2H24 baseband chips for the iPhone 16 series expected to be unveiled at the end of 2024.
Finally, the third generation of the iPhone SE was launched last March and works through the Qualcomm Snapdragon X57 modem that supports communication with fifth generation networks, and it is expected that the iPhone 15 series, which will be launched this year, will use the Snapdragon X70 modem while The iPhone 16 lineup may use the Snapdragon X75 modem, which Qualcomm has not yet announced.