Alleged iPhone SE 2 glass shell leaks out, depicting a standard audio jack

The tiny entry level iPhone SE is heavily rumored to get a successor in the same form factor but with upgraded internals, such as a move from Apple A9 to A10 chipset, and wireless charging. 

That last bit apparently presupposes a fully glass back, instead of the aluminum alloy strips that the current SE sports at the top and bottom of its rear, and we've indeed seen some sketchy shells with glass backs bandied about as belonging to the SE 2 already. Today, a new portion of these shells has emerged from the ever-prolific Chinese tech blogosphere, to the chagrin of those who expect a notch, or anything out of the ordinary from the SE successor.

The kicker, however, is that these glass bodies, allegedly depicting the SE 2, do sport a standard audio jack at the bottom, unlike what the latest rumor claimed. Also, in line with Apple's latest trend, they show just an iPhone branding on the back, and no FCC write-up, so where there is smoke, there might be fire come the WWDC event, where Apple is rumored to unveil the SE 2, if it ever materializes as pictured.

via LSA & 9to5Mac

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1. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

"Loving those bezels" - said no one ever.

3. tangbunna

Posts: 485; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Tim: I know my users enjoy breaking front and back glasses, now iPhone SE2 must have glass at the back as current models. They will enjoy breaking it at cheaper cost.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The iPhone SE came out in 2016 using their A9 SoC. The SE 2 is coming out in 2018 and it is only getting A10 SoC. When in reality it should be getting the A11 SoC. But I guess since Apple is still implementing the lowest resolution (non HD) display on any mid range priced smartphone in the world. Then I can see why they only did a slight update on the original iPhone 5, sorry 5s, or SE. So the glass back will definitely make this smartphone less repairable. But hey wireless charging that's good. But you can buy wireless charging tags for the original iPhone SE from Amazon for a few bucks.

10. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

A10 SoC still works more than fine I can say it a beast. And it’s a midrange phone so don’t expect it to get latest A11 SoC as it will kill the factor of buying 7/7+. Even my iPad with A9 SoC works more than fine & will be supported until 2022. Ever heard Android midrange phone getting latest/current Snapdragon 8XX SoC($200-450)??

18. darkwintercloud

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 04, 2017

Look at Zuk Z2 Plus. 4Gb Ram, 64Gb memory, Snapdragon 820, 2016 phone and got Oreo, full HD screen, 5' (small for android standards), $200 bucks.

19. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

You didn't read latest/current in my upper comment.

23. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I think your missing the point this is 2018 and the new iPhone SE 2 is only getting the A10 which came out in 2016. Also when the SE was first introduced, the A9 was Apple's latest SoC. So the part where you said using the latest A11 will kill the factor of buying an iPhone 7/7+ is just BS. Now if the new SE has the same display, Ram, storage, and Apple charges more or even the same price for the SE 2, then it's definitely not worth the money for an insignificant update. But this is Apple for you, customers have no other choice. You have to take what ever Apple gives you and that's it. As far as support goes you know the A9 will be supported until 2022, so I guess iOS isn't going to change much until that time, and you seem to know that the A9 is going to be fully supported until 2022.

27. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

You still not getting the part that A11 is Apple’s latest and powerful SoC where as A10 is Apple’s last gen SoC so why in the world Apple will give their latest Soc which has every thing better than their last gen SoC to a midrange phone. And yes if ever Apple includes latest SoC to their midrange phone than that will kill factor of buying 7/7+ as these phone has A10 SoC which is not as powerful as A11. Than who will buy a phone which is expensive than it’s midrange & doesn’t have latest SoC? Think if ever Samsung gives Exynos 9810 to upcoming A6 than it will totally kill the factor of buying S8/Note8, leave buying factor but it will perform atleast on par with S9. And update doesn’t means Aesthetic changes it has also has something to do with security & latest app support(A9 processor also supports AR). Getting an update to A9 doesn’t mean that iOS wouldn’t change, Apple will update the cores of A9 so that it supports current software.

33. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2452; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

There have been a number of changes since Apple first launched the iPhone SE in 2016. The first one being the introduction of the new base model iPad that had an A9 chipset in 2017. Considering the updated iPad features an A10 chipset, it would only make sense that the newest iPhone SE feature the same chipset considering the SE will only cost about $350-$400 and Apple is obviously cementing these two products as the floor from which to upgrade to other products from. It will most likely have the same display as before, but I would expect the RAM and storage to match the iPhone 7/iPad. The A10 is also no slouch by any means. When Qualcomm introduced the 845, it barely beat the older A9 processor in single core performance according to Geekbench (2600 vs 2500). So, really, the A10 is actually pretty comparable in performance to an 845 in terms of CPU performance. Also, just because a chipset will support an OS for 5 years does not necessarily mean that the OS is not going to change that much over those 5 years. Look at how dramatically Windows changed over the years, and yet there were still older processors that supported the newer iterations. It also doesn't mean there won't be features that the newer phones would have that the older phones won't have access to (i.e. when Apple Pay was introduced or hands-free Siri).

4. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I have SE and I like them

6. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

If it gets people an iPhone they want but otherwise can't afford, then that a good thing.

20. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Its the iphone 4/4s come back in 5/5s,SE 4 inch screen with glass back.

29. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Believe it or not, there are tons of people out there who don’t give a crap about having bezels. They got more important things to think about...

2. fyah_king unregistered

Looks like................ the same?lol

17. NateDiaz

Posts: 1090; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

What were you expecting troll? A laptop named iPhone SE?

24. fyah_king unregistered

Nah, yo mama!!!:)

28. kiko007

Posts: 7517; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You really suck at comebacks.

31. fyah_king unregistered

Omg!! She’s here backing up her boyfriend.

34. NateDiaz

Posts: 1090; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Another failed attempt.

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4267; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

If headphone jack remains, it completely invalidates their reasoning of pushing standards forward. Guess we will see...

7. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not if their reasoning was to drive more headphone sales.

9. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

The 5/5s/SE is still the best (and probably the last) gym buddy smartphone around. I broke my screen a while back and I've been waiting to see if there is an SE 2 coming before I repair it. I'm stoked...: )

15. NateDiaz

Posts: 1090; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

2nd gen Touch ID is must.

11. Nobias23

Posts: 64; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

Release it already.

26. libra89

Posts: 2298; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

For real!

12. whatev

Posts: 2333; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Doesn’t look legit, the logo in the back is too big, looks photoshopped

13. Phantom1031

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

I noticed same thing, but who knows may be a new feature from Apple

22. whatev

Posts: 2333; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

It actually looks like a Chinese cheap skin on a regular SE

21. rautus

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 04, 2017

I think u totally right

14. kick413

Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Headphone jack? What happened to courage?

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