The on-again-off-again iPhone SE 4 is likely to be off once more. After a report this week revived hope that Apple was engaged on a brand new mannequin of the funds handset based mostly on the iPhone 14, a brand new report has dashed these hopes as shortly as they arrived.
The one doing the squashing this time is analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who tweeted on Thursday that Apple is certainly utilizing a prototype iPhone SE to check its homegrown 5G modem it has been creating for a while now. Nevertheless, this “by-product mannequin” of the iPhone SE is strictly for inside testing and Apple has “no plans for mass manufacturing and gross sales,” based on Kuo.
As Kuo signifies, his tweet is mainly a backtrack of a tweet he made in February that mentioned that Apple “restarted” the iPhone SE improvement, which adopted a report in January that Apple canceled the iPhone SE 4. So now it appears as if the iPhone SE 4 is useless once more–or that it was all the time useless.
Kuo’s tweet on Thursday comes after analyst Jeff Pu reported that Apple will launch the iPhone SE 4 in 2025. As for the 5G modem, Kuo says that if testing goes effectively, “mass manufacturing may start as early as 2025. But when testing falls beneath expectations, the schedule could also be pushed again to 2026 or later.”