Lots of people dream of a cheap iPhone that would be as modern and functional as more expensive models. However, it seems that in the near future there is nothing to count on the appearance of such a device and consumers will have to turn their attention to the older models of the giant from Cupertino. As reported by the well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple has definitely canceled the premiere of the highly anticipated 4th generation iPhone SE smartphone.
Many industry sources predicted that the iPhone SE 4th generation would be based on the design known from the iPhone XR. However, it turns out that customers generally prefer higher-end Apple smartphones.
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Recently, the case was still open, because Kuo claimed that Apple is still considering postponing the premiere of this smartphone. The reason could be the impending recession, as well as the fact that so far cheaper devices with a bitten apple sold noticeably worse than the more expensive ones. Many industry sources predicted that the iPhone SE 4th generation would be based on the design known from the iPhone XR. We were supposed to get the same housing with a 6.1-inch screen and a single-lens camera, but inside it was supposed to be an Apple A15 Bionic chip.
As Kuo adds, giving up the cheap iPhone may affect what exactly will be in the smartphones planned for the coming years. The cancellation of the iPhone SE 4 greatly increased the odds that Qualcomm will remain the exclusive supplier of 5G chips for the iPhone 16s planned for the second half of 2024, which is better than the market consensus that Qualcomm will start losing iPhone orders in 2024 year”. It is worth adding that the iPhone 15 models are to use the Snapdragon X70 modem, while the iPhone 16 models will probably be equipped with the unannounced Snapdragon X75 chip.
Source: MacRumors, Medium