Would you like to see an iPhone SE 2 (a.k.a. iPhone XE)?

Would you like to see an iPhone SE 2 (a.k.a. iPhone XE)?
The iPhone SE was a tiny phone even by 2016 standards, yet the device was a hit. Why? It packed the latest Apple hardware (iPhone 6s internals), it was super-compact, it looked exactly like an iPhone 5s — which is still a favorite for many — and it was somewhat affordable... comparatively speaking.

Since then, we've been hearing a lot of rumors about an iPhone SE 2. Probably a ton of them were wishful thinking... probably some were true. But what ended up happening after numerous supposed "iPhone SE 2 reveal dates" was that the device was never mentioned by Apple, which moved on to produce a different "budget" iPhone — the iPhone XR.

We've barely heard about the iPhone SE 2 for months. "Nobody wants compact phones", pundits say, believing that Apple has decided to discontinue the munchkin phone. And just as we accept and come to terms with such a thought, another rumor crops up and stirs the pot.

The iPhone SE 2 will actually be called "iPhone XE" a new "leak" suggests. Coming with much thinner bezels, Face ID, and a 4.8-inch OLED screen in abody not much bigger than the iPhone 5s, it would please the compact phone-loving masses, the rumor claims.

Would it? Are there such masses? Or do we truly not care about compact phones anymore? Let us know if you'd like to see the iPhone XE be a real thing!

Would you like the iPhone XE to actually exist?

Oh yes! All the power in a tiny body, please!
91.02%
Nope. Small phones are done and I don't care about them.
8.98%

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iPhone XE
  • Display 4.8"
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1700 mAh

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18 Comments

1. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Yes, most important is price got to right and No cripple features remove/ exclusive to higher end.

2. TBomb

Posts: 1632; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

You can't expect a company to offer every single feature that's on the most expensive iPhones on the cheap entry level option. At that point, there would be close to 0 reason to buy the more expensive one. The only reasons would be bigger screen and to show it off.

4. ryanbbn

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 29, 2019

Well with an aluminum body it won’t have wireless charging .. so size and wireless charging are big perks for the higher end phones

17. mackan84

Posts: 609; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Let’s say every feature of the XR for $499?

3. TBomb

Posts: 1632; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Is this not the role that the Xr plays?

5. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1095; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

The XR is larger than the XS. It wouldn't hurt to have the XS design on a smaller device. It would satisfy those looking for a small but powerful device. However with the XR already at the $750 mark the new "XE" would have to be at the same price or a little higher, as to not take buyers away from the XR

9. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1459; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

That is exactly the reason there will never be an "XE". There would be no place in the line-up for it if the XR gets a sequel, which is pretty much confirmed at this point that there is one coming. So an XE would be priced lower than that model and would still have to offer at least 64GB storage, an A12 SoC at the least, a retina screen and Face ID module. It's bound to cannibalize XS, XR, XI and XI-R model sales and with Apple already nervous about sales, I don't see it happening anytime soon.

15. geordie8t1

Posts: 307; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

there is a place for sure but it wont be redesigned if it does arrive, nor will it have face id, it will be like ipad mini, and get an internal upgrade, processor, perhaps new base storage option, new display, perhaps a different colour scheme but the external parts wont change, to keep it distanced from its bigger brothers it will no doubt arrive at something around the £/$400 mark,

16. TBomb

Posts: 1632; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I'm picturing an iPod Touch with cellular connectivity based on your description

6. sebstin

Posts: 192; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Small phone (5-5.5" edge 2 edge) without big notch and less price....

8. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

"without big notch and less price...." Good luck with that, mate.

11. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

It is all about competition and consumers want, look at china Apple slash price twice because it is not saling well.

7. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Oh, count me in! I probably won't buy it, thanks to my weakening eyesight but... It'll surely be interesting and I love everything interesting. G'Day!

10. geordie8t1

Posts: 307; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

it is apple we are talking about, the chances of an iphone SE 2019 may be possible, but i suspect to keep their lower price point, the internals will be revamped only, you may get an iphone 8 or an XR camera module, and one of the latest processors on board, a true tone screen, but as for a redesign, i doubt it, same as the ipad mini, it isnt in their interests to redesign it, stick a shiny new marketing badge on it and sell it for £/$400

12. I_have_boxes

Posts: 74; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

I would like it for sure, but after the last rumor ended up being fake news, there's no point in getting my hopes up a second time.

14. libra89

Posts: 2310; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Exactly.

13. libra89

Posts: 2310; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

For sure...

18. Vokilam

Posts: 1343; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I have been waiting for this phone since 5S!

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