Is this the end for the iPhone SE?

iPhone SE 2021 concept
A fan-made concept for a future iPhone SE. (Image credit:

2022 hasn't been a good year for fans of small phones. With the iPhone mini replaced by the new, enormous iPhone 14 Plus, those who prefer a device that doesn't require three hands to hold were forced to look to last year's model. And new rumours suggest the trend is set to continue.

For a while now, Apple analysts have believed that the iPhone SE 4 could adopt the design of the discontinued iPhone mini, breathing new life into the diminutive form factor. But according to new reports, Apple is set to postpone – or even cancel – the release of the SE 4. (For the best small-screen iPhone experience, check out today's best iPhone 13 mini deals.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.