Report: Apple iPhone SE (2018) to be unveiled in September

Report: Apple iPhone SE (2018) to be unveiled in September
Yesterday, we showed you the latest renders for the Apple iPhone SE (2018) that were created by accessories maker Olixar and posted on Mobile Fun's website. Today, some more news about the sequel to Apple's low-priced phone (comparatively speaking) has surfaced. According to several accessory makers who had been showing their wares at Japan IT Week Spring Mobile Solutions Expo, Apple has yet to start up production of the iPhone SE (2018). And that would indicate that a second quarter launch of the phone is out of the question.

In fact, the report says that Apple hasn't decided yet whether to give the iPhone SE (2018) a TrueDepth Camera, a notch, an edge-to-edge screen and Face ID as suggested by the renders released by Olixar and from other leaked images. The company could decide to give the device the same look as the original, which was taken from the Apple iPhone 5s. Another choice Apple is weighing is an iPhone SE (2018) with a 6-inch screen. Whichever look Apple decides to go with, the iPhone SE (2018) is expected to have a glass back so that it can support wireless charging.

One glass manufacturer says that Apple will pick from three different types of glass for the device. The display will carry a physical cutout for the notch instead of using an ink mask. There also is no cut out for Touch ID, which would indicate that Face ID will be offered on the phone. A picture showing such a display panel appeared on China's Weibo social media site last week. The photo at the top of this story shows Olixar screen protectors for the iPhone SE (2018) along with the original model in the middle.

At this point, the rumors out of China suggest that the Apple iPhone SE (2018) will be unveiled alongside the Apple iPhone Xs, Apple iPhone Xs Plus and Apple iPhone 9 in September.

source: Macotakara (translated) via AppleInsider

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14 Comments

1. NateDiaz

Posts: 1075; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

So we getting 3 X iphones, iPhone 9 and SE 2. One event 5 iPhones seem unreal.

2. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

Or the fact that the notch above doesn't even match the current notch. Anyone can print a screen protector. Either way, I will be buying the next model that comes out. Apple is my savior.

3. libra89

Posts: 2022; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah it does. I don't know about this.

8. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 899; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

I think it will be the SE 2 and 2 of the X. Normal and the new plus size phone. 5 would be overkill like.

4. gamehead unregistered

Wished it was sooner. iPhone being announced and released in Sept is nothing new

5. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Meh I hoped for June Please Apple don't screw this, all we want is edge to edge screen with SE's exterior and it will be again the best compact phone ever

7. libra89

Posts: 2022; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Me too, about June. I'm not a fan of this. I'll probably be trying the XZ2 Compact after all and see how that goes.

6. libra89

Posts: 2022; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Hmm, I find it hard to believe that Apple will also push it in Sept along with their top end phones but we will see I guess.

11. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3035; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

September has always been their traditional release month.

13. libra89

Posts: 2022; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

The SE and the cheaper iPad have been released in other months besides September. Remember that point though.

9. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

At this rate... Apple will be releasing both the SE 2 and the SE 3 in September.

12. libra89

Posts: 2022; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Haha that's a funny comment, but I agree.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30478; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The SE is looking pretty sweet, but I’m hyped about the 6.5 inch X Plus. Apple looks to have a tite lineup this year.

14. joey18

Posts: 643; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

maybe june

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