As we find out from old and recent information leaks, it looks like Apple is on its way to reveal a brand new iPhone! This is according to leaks shared by Ross Young (dating back to January) and Jon Prosser (most recently). Note that the former said that there is some possibility that the new iPhone will also be unveiled in 2024.
Anyway, we are not talking about a flagship iPhone, but a flagship iPhone! Of course, the phone in question is the upcoming iPhone SE 4!
As discussed in the story, the latest three iPhone SE models have completely outperformed a large number of (almost) Android flagships and even some of Apple’s flagship iPhones. However, I dare say that despite its flagship sales record, the iPhone SE never quite hit the mark seem Like a killer flagship — of course, thanks to its iPhone 6-inspired front look.
Anyway, here’s everything we know about the iPhone SE (2023) so far and why this new old iPhone could be the biggest competitor to any Android flagship in 2023-2024 and even to some iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 models.
Presumably this is the iPhone SE (2023), and it looks amazing compared to the current iPhone SE (and if you like the iPhone XR)
What a promotion!
This is correct! iPhone SE 4 is set to look like 2018 iPhone XR (actually, maybe a 1:1 version of it), which is great! Sure, Apple hasn’t set the standards high, but despite that, the new SE would be a pretty massive upgrade over the old look iPhone SE (2022). Although less flashy than the premium iPhone XS series, the iPhone XR easily outperformed Apple’s pricey offerings and certainly didn’t go unnoticed, particularly by the average consumer. Funnily enough, the elephant in the room was the same one that “annoyed” everyone in 2018 — the iPhone XR had a 6.1-inch 720p LCD display, which is expected to make a comeback on the new iPhone SE. There’s no OLED, no 1080p, and certainly no high refresh rate.
- The A16 Bionic chip from the iPhone 14 Pro with 5G (although I personally see the iPhone SE 4 use the A15 Bionic from the iPhone 14 instead)
- One 12MP rear camera and one 7MP front selfie camera (according to Apple SE strategy, these sensors should be exactly the same as before but with iPhone 15 image processing)
- 3,000mAh battery (which is on the larger side for an iPhone) with 20W wired charging and 7.5W wireless charging (my hunch is that MagSafe will be left out)
- 64/128/256 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM
- IP67 water and dust resistance
iPhone SE 4 – Why is there, and why is Apple rushing to launch another iPhone so soon after the iPhone SE (2022) and iPhone 14 series?
While I find it strange that Apple is about to give us two iPhone SE models two years in a row, since the first iPhone SE update arrived four years later, and the second two years later, Cupertino has a bunch of great reasons to do the release iPhone SE 4 in a year. 2023:
- The current iPhone SE (2022) carries the design of the old iPhone, which means that the new iPhone SE (which is expected to look a lot like the iPhone XR) won’t clash with last year’s SE.
- nope the iPhone 14 Especially iPhone 14 Plus It seems to be underperforming in terms of sales, which makes the new iPhone’s look more justified (surprise, surprise — Apple likes to make money).
- An affordable iPhone that looks relatively new might be the perfect phone to sell in the midst of a global economic crisis, such as the one we’re experiencing right now, and (unfortunately) it probably won’t for the foreseeable future.
- Finally, and in this case least of all, the truth is that phones are like discount phones Galaxy S21 FEAnd the Pixel 6AAnd the Pixel 7 It made the “flagship-killer” segment more competitive than it’s ever been, so… Apple might feel a little pressure to try to go bigger and faster with its less expensive iPhone.
It’s really not rocket science — the new old Cupertino design, along with support for long software and a super-powerful chip, should sell like hotcakes. Really, the question is why no Apple launched the iPhone SE 4 as soon as possible …
The numbers speak volumes — the iPhone XR (77.4 million units sold in 2018) easily manages to outpace the iPhone XS and XS Max (48 million units sold) all together, showing that people aren’t bothered by slightly thicker bezels and an HD display if it comes at a good price. !
The question left is how much will the new iPhone SE cost, so let’s get to that topic…
Can Apple establish itself as the new flagship killer, and will the iPhone SE 2023 really sell better than the iPhone 14?
Apple is the new OnePlus?
To answer both questions right away — I think the iPhone SE Can Be the new “flagship killer” and I think it has a great opportunity to sell more units than the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus combined! But, of course, the real elephant in the room here is how Apple is going to price the “affordable” iPhone SE 4.
As of now, we don’t have any leaks or rumors on the subject of pricing, so I’ll have to speculate. And Apple Price Radar tells me… $529! I know this sounds almost too specific, but I have reasons to believe it…
- iPhone SE (2022) costs $429
- The iPhone 12 is priced at $599
- iPhone 13 price is $699
- iPhone 14 price is $799
As romantic as that may sound, there is absolutely no way to replace the (still recent) iPhone SE (2022) with the iPhone SE 4 and sell the new device for the same $429. On the other hand, replacing the iPhone 12 with the iPhone SE 4 seems unreasonable, as both the iPhone 12 and the new iPhone SE will have some great selling points over the other. For users in the UK and Europe, who, in accordance with Apple’s latest pricing strategy (and given that the iPhone SE 4 already debuted at $529 in the US), may be looking for a slightly more expensive “budget” iPhone SE 4, starting at £549 and €549. for the 64 GB variant.
Try to put yourself in the shoes of the average consumer and tell me what you think of the supposed iPhone SE 4! If you ask me, this is shaping up to be the perfect iPhone replacement for my aunt, who is still using an iPhone 8. Then again, as a phone-obsessed person, are phones like the Galaxy S21 FE and Google Pixel 7 more attractive at that $500-600 price point? Post a comment!