Talk about a second generation of the small but potent iPhone SE has been around for some time now, with the gossip windmill spewing more and more leaks and gossip as the developer-centric WWDC nears. The most substantial leak that we've got hold off is an alleged display panel for said iPhone SE 2 that features a notch, heavily hinting that the iPhone X design language could seep down to the smallest iPhone lineup.
A brand new leak originating from the vast expanse that Twitter is shows us two screen protectors, one clearly intended for the iPhone X, and a similar-looking but much smaller one allegedly prepped for the iPhone SE 2. As Sonny Dickson, the leaker behind the screen protector, points out, the notch of the iPhone SE 2 has a smaller area. There's a reason for that, it would seem - rumors point out that while the phone would likely have a notch, it wouldn't necessarily boast the iPhone X's 3D face-recognition tech.
iPhone SE 2 (left) iPhone X (right) screen protectors. SE appears to share the design, however smaller notch. pic.twitter.com/PCJaPkgAOR
This falls in line with all the earlier rumors we've heard so far and really fills us with optimism that, you see, Apple could actually release an iPhone SE 2 this year.
However, there's still a lot of uncertainty: we are not entirely convinced a seemingly major announcement like the iPhone SE 2 would take place at a purely developer-centric event like WWDC, which usually is the stage on which new version of iOS, macOS, and watchOS debut. A slightly more probable announcement date for the iPhone SE 2 could be Aple's September event, which would treat us to a full refresh of the iPhone lineup.
We've taken the opportunity to create a handful of cool renders that could showcase the upcoming iPhone SE 2, you can check them out below: