Apple announced the third generation of the iPhone SE just a few months ago, but it seems that the device is not doing as well commercially as the company thought. According to respected analyst and industry insider Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will cancel or postpone the return of the series in 2024.
in a series of tweets, Kuo explained that Apple may delay or completely cancel the mass production of the 2024 iPhone SE, which is expected to be the “iPhone SE 4”. According to the analyst, many recent iPhone variants such as the iPhone SE 3, 13 mini and 14 are not selling so well and will be discontinued.
Kuo also emphasized that the alleged full-screen design for the SE 4 resulted in higher production costs. If it is manufactured and sold in the current process, it goes down the spending stream to the customer in the form of an unwanted price tag, so Apple may have to reposition the series.
According to previous rumors, the iPhone SE 4 is expected to be similar to the iPhone XR in terms of appearance and will feature a 6.1-inch all-display design. Instead of the Touch ID home button, it is expected to feature Face ID or a Touch ID power button.
However, if the latest report is to be believed, it looks like Apple may be shelving the product line altogether. The company has of course not confirmed the veracity of Kuo’s statements, but we will likely find out more in the next few months or so.