iPhone SE model 2022 (photo: Walla! Technology, Yanon Ben Shoshan)
Say goodbye to the entrance market?
According to a forecast by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has been covering Apple for years and is known for his accurate predictions, the technology giant has decided to postpone the announcement of the iPhone SE 4 until at least 2024, and is even expected to cancel it completely.
This, following low demand for the current generation SE model and the iPhone 13 mini model - which was canceled due to low sales.
According to the analyst, delaying the announcement of the new model will help Apple reduce "unnecessary expenses for the development of new products".
iPhone SE is the discounted model of the iPhone devices, developed in order to make the iPhone user experience accessible at a lower and more attractive price, with a smaller screen and some additional compromises.
The last model in the series was launched in March 2022, and it comes with the same design as the iPhone 8 (like the iPhone SE 2) and includes the processor of the iPhone 13 series - Apple A15 Bionic.
Will it return as a new and discounted model? (Photo: Apple)
According to the latest rumors, the iPhone SE 4 model, if announced, will use the design of the iPhone XR from 2018 - without a borderless home button, so it will also adopt the Face ID sensor.
The screen is expected to be 6.1 inches LCD type, next to a processor with an A16 bionic processor and a single photo sensor at the back.
To the company's disappointment, according to the latest publications, the demand for the SE 3 model and the basic iPhone 14 model is lower than expected.
In addition, the iPhone 14 Plus model recorded the biggest failure, despite (or rather because) it was launched later than the pro and base models.
According to estimates, Apple announced the reduction of production of the models in question due to the low demand.