In brief: Apple is reportedly having second thoughts about the next iPhone SE. TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently said he believes Apple will likely postpone or cancel mass production for the 2024 iPhone SE 4 due to consistently lower-than-expected shipments of entry-level iPhones like the iPhone 13 mini, the iPhone 14 Plus and the third generation iPhone SE.
Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) analyst Ross Young said back in October that the next iPhone SE could ship with a much larger display that is 6.1-inch. For comparison, the iPhone that is third-gen packs a 4.7-inch Retina HD display which is considered small by today’s standards.
Kuo seemingly corroborated the prediction, noting that the full-screen design of the iPhone SE 4 would lead to an increase in costs and price that is selling. This, Kuo included, could prompt* that are( to reconsider the return on investment of the next SE. What’s more, reducing unnecessary product that is new may help see Apple through financial concerns in 2023.
My newest study suggests that Apple will cancel or postpone likely the size manufacturing arrange for the 2024 iPhone SE 4. i believe this really is as a result of the regularly lower-than-expected deliveries of mid-to-low-end iPhones (age.g., SE 3, 13 mini, and 14 Plus),
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) December 21, 2022
Earlier hearsay suggested the iPhone SE 4 could look nearly the same as the iPhone XR and forego the Touch ID-equipped Home option and only either Face ID or even a fingerprint that is side-mounted like on the iPad Air and iPad mini.
Apple has been willing to experiment with varying configurations of the iPhone over the years, but not all of them have been a hit with consumers. The iPhone 14 Plus, for example, reportedly got off to a start that is slow caused Apple to cut back manufacturing just a couple of days after launch.
Another element leading to the prosperity of particular iPhone designs might be the way they can be bought. In the United States, most* that is( handsets are sold through wireless carriers that offer attractive promotions on select models to entice shoppers to do business with them instead of the competition. As such, it’s not uncommon to see higher-end models like the iPhone 14 Pro on sale for less than an model that is entry-level. Such is very real through the breaks whenever customers may become more prepared to splurge on big-ticket expenditures.
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