Apple iPhone SE 4 Belated; Apple Analysts Claim a Staggering Delay in Production

Sohail Akhtar

A piece of juicy news comes your way. Renowned Apple analysts Blayne Curtis and Tom O'Malley at Barclays foresee that the Apple iPhone SE 4 may not hit the market in 2024 as initially expected. The analysts arrived at this conclusion after conducting discussions with various industry sources.

The potential delay of the new iPhone SE raises questions about the readiness of Apple's rumored self-developed 5G modem. If the device in question marks exeunt from the company’s portfolio, it could indicate that Apple's proprietary modem technology is yet to undergo manufacturing. 

Interestingly, such a delay could inadvertently benefit Qualcomm, a prominent competitor in the semiconductor and telecommunications business. Apple has been actively working on its in-house 5G modem since 2018 and made significant strides by acquiring Intel's smartphone modem shares in 2019. Yet there’s no significant progress. 

According to Ming-Chi Kuo’s recent quote, the mass production of Apple's basebands will not commence until 2025. It implies that even the upcoming iPhone 16 series, slated for release next year, will continue to rely on Qualcomm's basebands. Apple's new iPhone SE model is rumored to boast a revolutionary baseband design, bringing excitement to eager fans.

Kuo had previously hinted that the design of the next-generation iPhone SE would closely resemble the standard iPhone 14 model released in the previous year. If the device indeed comes to pass, it should feature a 6.1-inch OLED display and Face ID capabilities, aiming to provide users with a modernized experience.

In the current landscape, the existing iPhone SE 3, launched in March 2022, offers a 4.7-inch LCD screen, Touch ID functionality, 5G support, an A15 Bionic chip, and pricing starting at $429 (~PKR 122,000).


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