Apple reportedly restarts development of new iPhone SE with 6.1-inch OLED display and custom 5G chip
Apple has reportedly restarted development of a new next-generation iPhone SE, according to respected TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who reports on Monday that the new device will likely feature a 6.1-inch OLED display and an Apple-designed 5G chip.
Kuo claimed in January that Apple had scrapped plans to launch a fourth-generation iPhone SE in 2024, saying at the time that the decision was made due to concerns regarding the performance of its first in-house 5G chip, which was due to debut with the device.
However, according to Kuo’s latest insight, it appears that Apple has now rebooted plans, claiming that work has recently restarted on the new device, which is widely expected to be a test of Apple’s new custom 5G chip before it debuts on the iPhone 16 lineup in 2024.
1. My latest survey indicates that Apple has recently restarted the iPhone SE 4, which will feature an OLED display instead of an LCD, as the biggest change. Overall, the SE 4 is a minor modification of the 6.1-inch iPhone 14.
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) February 27, 2023
Apple’s most recent iPhone SE update came in March last year, with the launch of the 5G iPhone SE, featuring the A15 Bionic chip from the iPhone 13, 5G connectivity, better battery life, improved durability, and a new camera system with Photographic Styles, Deep Fusion, and more for a new, higher price of $429 (US).