The iPhone SE originally launched in March 2016 as a refreshed update to the iPhone 5S body with the internals and updated camera of the iPhone 6S. Its been over two years and rumors point to Apple possibly releasing a new version of the popular 4-inch iPhone form factor some time next month.
The latest leaks shows the new supposed iPhone SE with a glass back. The result reminds us of the iPhone 4s design, which featured a totally glass back. Later, metal and glass was used on the back of the iPhone 5. Whats interesting is the phone was previously rumored to nix the headphone jack, but this model has the jack right at the bottom.
The model was not shown with the screen on, which suggests that it is likely dummy unit. The thing about dummy units is that they are hard to validate. Weve seen hardware leaks about iPhones in the past but oftentimes dummies are not a reliable source. Its entirely possible that this model is based on the leaked photos from this past week. The bottom of the phone looks exactly like the iPhone 5s, not a speaker hole out of place.
New iPhone (probably SE2) coming soon – code name: Jaguar
Glass Case, Wireless Charging, In Mass Production already. pic.twitter.com/vhcq71VPxJ
Ben Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) April 21, 2018
The iPhone SE was the last Apple phone released to have a headphone jack, but this leak contradicts the previous rumor that the headphone jack wont exist on a new iPhone SE.
If Apple does end up keeping the headphone jack on this rumored device, it will bring up an interesting conversation will Apple have the courage to explain why it contradicted its own courage?. If Apple does remove the headphone jack, it needs to have either: waterproofing, a taptic feedback engine, or a larger battery to justify. At this point, its anyones guess as to whether the iPhone SE will have the precious headphone jack.
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