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iPhone SE 4 cancellation could delay Apple’s big 5G plans


Apple has canceled the release of the fourth-generation iPhone SE, according to reports over the weekend.

According to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the mid-range iPhone, which was speculated to be released in 2024, has been shelved.

Interestingly, according to Kuo, Apple planned to debut internal 5G modem within the next generation iPhone SE and tweak its performance before expanding it to the iPhone 16 later in 2024. Apparently not, Apple will now likely continue to use Qualcomm modems in its 2024 phones.

Apple has long been working on an alternative modem, having acquired an off-the-shelf unit from Intel in 2019 to reduce its reliance on third-party chipmakers. However, it appears that this ongoing effort won’t be ready to launch on the iPhone until 2025 at the earliest, if Kuo’s reports are accurate.

Analyst information coming through a Average post, without going into detail about why Apple dropped the iPhone SE from the lineup. The phone proved to be a popular and more affordable alternative to its flagship line, allowing users to enjoy a smaller display and a more pocketable device with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

Kuo simply says (via MacRumors): “Supply chain has received instructions from Apple indicating that production and shipment plans for the 2024 iPhone SE 4 have been canceled, not delayed.”

The blog describes Qualcomm as the “biggest winner” for Apple’s alleged decision to cancel the product.

He adds: “The cancellation of the iPhone SE 4 significantly increased Qualcomm’s chances of remaining the exclusive supplier of baseband chips for the new iPhone 16 2H24 series, which is better than the market consensus that Qualcomm will start losing iPhone orders in 2024. »

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