iPhone SE It is the economical version of the telephones of ManzanaHowever, their sales performance is not performing at its best, according to Ming Chi Kuoa constant leaker of information from the company, who assures that this model could disappear or have a significant delay.
This situation would respond to the cut that the company made in the first half of the year by reducing the production of this phone by 20%, which offers basic features at a lower price compared to the most advanced of the main range.
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A possible end for the iPhone SE
Kuo claims that Manzana is contemplating two options at the moment: cancel the SE series or delay the launch of the fourth generation, which is estimated for 2024.
“As a result, Apple may need to reconsider product positioning and ROI for SE 4,” the analyst reported on his social media.
The reason why they would be in the middle of this decision is the low sales rate that the latest model of the family has had, which was launched in 2022, as happened with the mini version of the iPhone 13which over time was cancelled, and with the iPhone 14Plus.
Users expected the design of the recent I KNOW will be modified, since it has remained the same taking as reference the style of the iPhone 8, but doing this would have implied increasing production costs and therefore a higher market price for a phone whose main characteristic is being cheaper compared to the high-end.
As would happen with the screen, which would have an improvement for the next generation and that is why “Apple may have to reconsider the positioning of the product.”
Another point that the leaker highlights is that stopping production or canceling projects would be a relief for the company in order to focus efforts and budget for the 2023 plans, considering the complicated global economic situation that is expected for the following 12 months.
The latter taking into account that the iPhone has a period of one more year to encode the charging port to USB-C in Europe, which would divide the manufacturing, in addition to the changes that have been speculated about the possible elimination of physical buttons and modifications to the camera sensors, which imply more costs.
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Expectations of the iPhone SE generation 4
Given the few changes that the latest model in this series had, various speculations have arisen about what the next phone would have, which is estimated for 2024, while Manzana do not make the decision to cancel it as is being speculated.
The first change that the next SE will have would be on its screen, which would occupy the entire front part like current devices, and the panel would be a 6.1-inch LCD.
Its battery would be 3,000 mAh with a 20-watt charge, accompanied by an IP67 certification for protection against water and dust.
The camera would have a 12 MP main lens and a 7 MP front lens. It is speculated that the processor would be the last of the company, the A15something would also affect the price by putting it on par with the next range of devices.