Apple will cancel or postpone mass production to the planned 2024 iPhone SE 4, Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo said today in a series of tweets. Kuo said he believes Apple will delay or scrap the device due to consistent lower-than-expected shipments of low-end and mid-range smartphones like the ‌iPhone SE‌ 3, the iPhone 13 mini and the iPhone 14 Plus.

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Kuo also said that the all-screen design Apple has in mind for the ‌iPhone SE‌ 4 will require higher costs and selling prices, so Apple may need to “reconsider product positioning and return on investment” to the ‌iPhone SE‌ 4. Reducing unnecessary product development costs will also help Apple overcome the “challenges of the global economic downturn in 2023,” according to Kuo.

Multiple rumors have suggested that Apple is working on a new version of the ‌iPhone SE‌, with the device set to launch in 2024. Apple is developing a device that could resemble the iphone XR, with an all-screen design that eliminates touch id Home button and instead adopt any face identification or a ‌Touch ID‌ power button.

Rumors indicated that the ‌iPhone SE‌ 4 could have a 6.1-inch LCD or OLED display, along with with a notch at the top just like the current ‌iPhone 14‌ models. Apple’s plans for the ‌iPhone SE‌ 4 have not been finalized, and earlier this year, Apple analyst Ross Young said that Apple I had not decided between an OLED or LCD screen for the device.

Apple discontinued 5.4-inch ‌iPhone‌ lineup after poor mini sales iPhone 12 and ‌iPhone 13‌ models, and rumors have also indicated that the more affordable ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus has seenlower than expected Sales. For that reason, Apple could focus on its flagship iPhones in 2023 and 2024, pushing development of the ‌iPhone SE‌ line or opting for cheaper components that will allow for a lower price than planned design changes.

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