Apple may launch iPhone SE 4 in 2025

Apple, the icon of technological innovation, unveiled its iPhone SE 2022, or the third generation iPhone SE, in the previous year. Despite being armed with the formidable A15 Bionic chip, it retains its original design mould, steadfastly sporting a 4.7-inch screen and Touch ID, bereft of any aesthetic alterations. For the consumer market, this imparts a degree of diminished allure to the offering.

Rumours have long circulated that Apple has initiated the developmental progression of the iPhone SE 4, adopting a full screen similar to the iPhone XR. This latest iteration will boast a 6.1-inch LCD notch screen, relinquishing the long-utilized Home button in favour of the Face ID design. This fundamental evolution will also incorporate fresh components, such as cutting-edge sensors to enhance photography capabilities, providing consumers with a more affordable variant of the new iPhone model.

Apple was rumoured to be gearing up for a 2024 release of its first product equipped with a proprietary 5G modem. However, according to the latest report from Wccftech, Apple has revised its strategy, deciding against the launch of the iPhone SE 4 in the coming year. Given the postponement of the in-house 5G modem, which is now slated for large-scale production only by 2025, the launch plan for the iPhone SE 4 has been correspondingly deferred.

Indeed, Apple could opt to feature its in-house 5G modem in the iPhone 16 series, but seemingly has no intention to do so. While there remains the potential for the iPhone 17 series to utilize the proprietary 5G modem, Apple appears committed to sustaining its partnership with Qualcomm for at least the iPhone 15 and 16 series.