How much will iPhone’s budget version cost?

May 22, 2024  18:12

The fourth-generation budget iPhone SE will become more expensive compared to its predecessors, but despite this, its price will not be more than $500. This information was shared by GSMArena with a link to insider Revegnus.

The previous budget iPhone SE cost $429. The new one, according to information from the source, will cost no more than $499. Most likely, the price will rise by about 10% to around $470.

Key Features of iPhone SE 4

According to rumors, the iPhone SE 4 will receive a Face ID biometric scanner instead of the usual Touch ID, which will also affect the increase in cost. The device will be equipped with a 6.1-inch OLED display, the exclusive supplier of which will most likely be the Chinese company BOE, as well as one, but updated camera. The smartphone will also receive an A2863 battery, used in the base iPhone 14 models, with a capacity of 3279 mAh.

According to earlier leaks, this budget device was supposed to borrow the design of the iPhone 14, however, reports recently surfaced that it will feature a Dynamic Island notch on the screen and the design will be similar to that of the iPhone 16.

It is assumed that the design of the new iPhone SE will be similar to the iPhone 14, which will add modernity and attractiveness to the device.

When to expect?

According to rumors, the presentation of the iPhone SE 4 is expected in 2025. The new model will be an important addition to the Apple lineup, offering a more affordable smartphone option with modern technologies for a wide range of users.

It is believed that soon after the release of the fourth-generation iPhone SE, it may encounter problems maintaining value in the secondary market, which casts doubt on its ability to compete with the brand's flagship models in this regard. All iPhone SE models traditionally depreciate faster than Apple's flagship smartphones. For example, the third-generation iPhone SE, released in March 2022, lost 42.6% of its original value just a month after its debut.

If the new budget model continues the trend and quickly depreciates, this may affect the decision of users to purchase it, since they are unlikely to be able to sell it profitably on the secondary market in the future.

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