If you are also eagerly waiting for the launch of cheap Apple iPhone, then this news may disappoint you. In fact, Apple has reportedly scrapped its plans to launch the iPhone SE 4 in 2024. According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi-Kuo, the Cupertino-based company is informing its suppliers about this. Apple was planning to bring its first in-house 5G chip with the fourth generation iPhone SE. But now you may have to wait longer as Apple has apparently canceled the smartphone, Kuo reported in a post on Medium.
Instead, Kuo says, Apple will continue to use Qualcomm 5G chips for its phones in 2024, including the iPhone 16 series.
“Due to concerns that the performance of the in-house baseband chip may not be on par with Qualcomm’s, Apple initially planned to launch its own baseband chip in 2024 and offer it in the low-end iPhone SE 4,” Kuo explained in the post. , and decide whether to let the iPhone 16 use its baseband chip based on the development status of the iPhone SE 4.” He further added “However, the cancellation of the iPhone SE 4 significantly increases the chances of Qualcomm remaining the exclusive suppliers of baseband chips for the 2H24 new iPhone 16 series, which is better than the market consensus that Qualcomm will increase iPhone orders in 2024.” will start to lose.
In December last year, Kuo suggested that Apple may cancel or postpone the launch of the iPhone SE 4. He then said that this could be due to lower than expected shipments for mid to low end iPhones like iPhone SE 3, iPhone 13 mini and recently launched iPhone 14 Plus. Kuo then wrote in a tweet “My latest poll indicates that Apple may cancel or postpone mass production plans for the 2024 iPhone SE 4. I think it will be mid-to-low-end iPhones ( As such, due to consistently lower-than-expected shipments of the SE 3, 13 Mini, and 14 Plus).
The third generation Apple iPhone SE was launched in March 2022. It is equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X57 modem for 5G. The smartphone features a 4.7-inch LCD screen and is powered by the A15 Bionic chipset.