iPhone SE 2 said to have a big improvement over its predecessor with the addition of a popular iPhone X feature

“We’ve seen rumors about the timing of an updated iPhone SE release for a few months now, but the only feature change expected has been a speed boost,” Zac Hall writes for 9to5Mac. “Now a new rumor claims the new iPhone SE could pick up a popular feature from the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.”

“Sachin Bhatt writes on tekz24.com that ‘a very reliable source’ claims the rumored iPhone SE 2 will feature an all-glass back,” Hall writes. “That’s a change from the current iPhone SE which has glass panels along the top and bottom rear but is mostly aluminum.”

“Apple switched to glass backs on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X in large part to support wireless charging,” Hall writes. “Doing the same thing for the upgraded iPhone SE would give the 4-inch handset a visual difference from its predecessor, making it feel less old, while giving users a new feature to enjoy.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Will Apple kill the SE’s antiquated 3.5mm headphone jack, too?

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Apple readying next-gen iPhone SE 2 – November 27, 2017
Apple said to release low cost iPhone SE 2 in first half of 2018 – November 22, 2017

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

21 Comments

  1. Even though I’m now on the iPhone Plus bandwagon, I know many good and decent people who prefer the iPhone SE sized devices and I’m glad that Apple will continue to cater to them.

  2. I would not say a more fragile glass back is an impovement over a metal back. I personally do not need the wireless charging that having a glass back facilitates. The X dual lens camera would be an improvement but I guess space in the phone would not allow that.

  3. I don’t really care what the back is made of because my iPhone SE lives in an Apple leather case. So the back is never seen, nor exposed to damage. Something lightweight is a good idea though.

  4. MacDailyNews Take: Will Apple kill the SE’s antiquated 3.5mm headphone jack, too?

    I hope not, as that’s the only reason it’s probably my next phone. If they kill it, I’m keeping my 6+ till it falls apart and then going Android.

    1. Possibly. I haven’t upgraded to anything newer because of the jack, and yet my 6+ still runs like the day I bought it, so I haven’t regretted the decision. Although I have no plans to upgrade to iOS 11, which would probably make me want to throw the thing right in the trash. (But Apple doesn’t seem to get that message and keeps stealing my bandwidth by downloading it over and over. Hey Apple, how about a toggle for iOS like you have for the App Store to NOT automatically download updates?)

      If ,when my 6+ falls apart, there are no Android phones with headphone jacks, I’ll get a flip phone for $20 and buy a Sony music player (yes, those are still a thing).

        1. Wireless is never as reliable as wired in my experience. Particularly over Bluetooth. Someone gifted me a decent set of Beats wireless headphones: the Bluetooth died in them in six months, though I only used it sparingly at best. In fact I now turn Bluetooth off on my iOS devices because it causes more problems than it solves, and that saves me battery life as well.

    2. I like the SE because of it’s compact size, but the headphone jack is a huge advantage as far as I’m concerned. In the pocket of my work jacket is a simple converter cable between 3.5mm jack and an XLR plug. I can pop it into the headphone jack and instantly send audio test tones to any piece of equipment I’m dealing with.

      It’s hardly mainstream task, but in my business where sorting out problems needs to be done rapidly, having a pretty decent signal generator in my pocket at all times is very useful, especially as it cost me virtually nothing.

      I wish there were an equally simple way to send external audio into my iPhone so that I could listen to it on the loudspeaker.

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