Earlier this year, the well-known Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo said that the Apple has reportedly cancelled the next iPhone SE, which was supposed to be slated for release in 2024. The last iPhone SE was released back in March 2022.
But now, the same analyst said that Apple has resurrected the iPhone SE and it will have the same body as the iPhone 14, with the same 6.1-inch OLED display.
If this is true, this would be the first iPhone SE to have an OLED display and not LCD.
Additionally, it will be the first iPhone to employ Apple’s own in-house built 5G baseband processor, which is reportedly to be manufactured on a 4nm fabrication and will only support Sub6 5G, not mmWave.
The analyst also said it’s uncertain if Apple will utilize its 5G chip in the iPhone 16 lineup in 2024, as there are some technical challenges that need to be addressed, specifically related to mmWave and satellite communications, which the chip needs to support to be incorporated into the more expensive iPhones.
The production for the next iPhone SE is anticipated to commence in the first half of 2024. He added that Apple is moving away from Qualcomm modems and as a result, Qualcomm’s Apple business is expected to decrease considerably in the next 2-3 years.
Besides that, the next iPhone SE could be using USB-C because the European Union has mandated that most electronic devices to use USB-C starting in autumn 2024.