A few weeks earlier, some reports claimed that Apple supposedly killed off the iPhone SE line. Now, less than two months later, we hear from the same source that the new iPhone SE with Apple’s 5G chip will be released next year.
New iPhone SE with Apple’s 5G chip scheduled for launch next year
A renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the next iPhone SE will be built on the chassis of the iPhone 14, with a 6.1-inch OLED display of the same size. In addition, it will be the first iPhone SE to come with OLED and not LCD. The panel can be manufactured by BOE.
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In addition, it will be the first iPhone to use Apple’s own in-house developed 5G baseband chip. It comes with connectivity limited to sub-6GHz bands of 5G. The current iPhone SE already supports 5G, but uses Qualcomm’s custom Snapdragon X57 chip.
It is unclear when Apple will launch this device. However, the reports claim that production for the next iPhone SE should begin in the first half of 2024. Due to the slow conversion of Qualcomm modems, Qualcomm’s Apple business is expected to decline “significantly” over the next 2-3 years.
For example, the current iPhone SE was released in March 2022 with prices starting at $429 in the US. The device is Apple’s last iPhone with a Home button and Touch ID. If it is based on iPhone 14, it will come with Face ID.
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