SAN FRANCISCO: Apple will reportedly not embrace the iPhone SE 4 in its new product planning for 2024/2025.
Apple analyst Ming Chi-Kuo on Friday shared the data on Twitter, saying: “I feel SE 4 isn’t at present a part of Apple’s new product planning for 2024/2025.”
Nonetheless, Kuo beforehand predicted that the iPhone SE 4 could be a spinoff mannequin of the iPhone 14.
In its newest analysis, he indicated that this spinoff mannequin will doubtless be an engineering prototype for Apple’s in-house 5G baseband chip expertise and mass manufacturing validation, and there aren’t any plans for mass manufacturing and gross sales.
Furthermore, he talked about that the mass manufacturing schedule for Apple’s in-house 5G baseband chip will largely hinge on the check outcomes of this engineering prototype and the mass manufacturing may start as early as 2025.
Nonetheless, if testing falls in need of expectations, the schedule could also be pushed again to 2026 or later.
Kuo additional speculated that the “advanced-node expertise to be employed for mass manufacturing of Apple in-house 5G baseband chip will rely on the mass manufacturing schedule”.
In the meantime, Apple’s iPhone 15 Professional fashions might find yourself having bodily buttons as an alternative of solid-state ones after months of hypothesis.
In accordance with Kuo, on account of unresolved technical points earlier than mass manufacturing, the iPhone 15 Professional fashions will characteristic a standard bodily button design.
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