Fans of Apple's reasonably priced iPhone SE appear to be in for a rough couple of years. 

The most recent claim raises the possibility that there won't be a budget iPhone update at all, 

despite contradicting reports regarding its timing and appearance.

Over the past few months, there have been a number of leaks, and the iPhone SE was once believed to have been shelved.

Then, we were informed to anticipate a redesign with a look resembling the iPhone 14 and a 6.1-inch OLED display. 

 Now that supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is alleging that the phone everyone believed to be an iPhone SE isn't, 

 things are less clear. Furthermore, it won't even ever be offered as an iPhone.