Apple will reportedly not include the iPhone SE 4 in its new product plan for 2024/2025.
Apple analyst Ming Chi-kuo shared the information on Twitter on Friday, saying: “I think the SE 4 is currently not part of Apple’s new product plan for 2024/2025.”
However, Kuo had earlier predicted that the iPhone SE 4 would be a derivative model of the iPhone 14.
In his latest research, he indicated that this derivative model will likely be an engineering prototype for Apple’s in-house 5G baseband chip technology and mass production verification, and there are no plans for mass production and sales.
Furthermore, he mentioned that the mass production program for Apple’s in-house 5G baseband chip would largely hinge on test results of this engineering prototype and that mass production could begin as early as 2025.
However, if the test falls short of expectations, the schedule could be pushed back to 2026 or later.
Kuo further speculated that “the advanced-node technology to be employed for mass production of Apple’s in-house 5G baseband chip will depend on the mass production schedule”.
Meanwhile, Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro models may feature physical buttons instead of solid-state ones, after months of speculation.
According to Kuo, due to unresolved technical issues before mass production, the iPhone 15 Pro models will feature a traditional physical button design.
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