iPhone SE 4: Here's What the Latest Rumors Say

Rumors about a fourth-generation iPhone SE have been circulating since just months after the current model launched in 2022. Below, we have recapped rumors about the device, including potential features and release timing.

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The latest word comes from UBI Research analyst Dae-Jeong Yoon, who this week said that mass production of the fourth-generation iPhone SE has been delayed until 2025, according to Korean publication The Elec. Other sources agree the device will launch in 2025 at the earliest, including analysts Ming-Chi Kuo, Jeff Pu, and Blayne Curtis.

In April, Kuo claimed that the next iPhone SE would be equipped with an Apple-designed 5G modem and have a similar design as the standard iPhone 14, suggesting that the device would have a 6.1-inch OLED display, Face ID, and flat edges. However, since the device's launch has reportedly been pushed back, Apple's plans could change.

Apple has reportedly been planning its own modem since at least 2018, and acquired the majority of Intel's smartphone modem business in 2019 to bolster these efforts. At this point, it is looking like the modem will not be ready until 2025 at the earliest, with all iPhone 15 and iPhone 16 models expected to stick with Qualcomm modems.

The current iPhone SE was released in March 2022 and has a 4.7-inch LCD display, Touch ID, 5G, a 12-megapixel rear camera, and the A15 Bionic chip. Priced starting at $429 in the U.S., it is the most affordable iPhone model in Apple's lineup.

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Top Rated Comments

senttoschool Avatar
12 weeks ago
Too bad Apple won't re-use the iPhone 13 Mini as the new SE.
Score: 39 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
12 weeks ago
Hard to believe Apple is still selling old iPhone SE models. My all-time favorite iPhone SE design.

Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
erikkfi Avatar
12 weeks ago
If Apple never releases a mini phone again, I'll be forever on the SE track, buying whatever's the cheapest appliance Apple makes. My 13 mini has at least a few more years left, so I'm not sweating it.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SirAnthonyHopkins Avatar
12 weeks ago

Too bad Apple won't re-use the iPhone 13 Mini as the new SE.
Right?? I don’t really understand that demand for smaller phones can be so low that it’s not even worth using the SE line to provide that option. I’m on the 13 mini and my girlfriend just got the 14; I thought I’d be jealous but honestly holding it just makes me feel even more confident that the mini is the right size for me. Really hope there’s another smaller model by the time it comes for me to upgrade.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jay Tee Avatar
12 weeks ago

Why carry 2 iPhones when you can go dual SIM? That's what I did ever since iPhone supported it with physical SIM and eSIM
Contacts are messed up. Business data is mixed with personal....the list goes on.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
12 weeks ago
The SE is a good model for a lot of folks who mainly use the phone as a phone. As such, that is probably why it isn't updated every year.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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