Apple is preparing the second-generation iPhone SE, which for now, is monikered as Apple iPhone SE 2. A new rumour from macotakara suggests the iPhone SE 2 will be arriving in May itself as they’ve obtained this information from a bunch of case makers. Initially, the SE 2 was pegged for WWDC 2018 released which will commence in the first week of June, but this report claims the phone will be announced earlier in May itself. The publication also managed to get some information about the upcoming compact smartphone from Apple, which is sort of bad news for many. Apple will be ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack in the SE 2, same as its current generation iPhones.
The smartphone will stay compact at 4-inches, and there won’t be any notches or Face ID tech on the smartphone. Furthermore, the overall size of the SE 2 will be pretty much similar to that of iPhone SE. We’re not sure why Apple is planning to ditch the headphone jack.
And of course, Apple will add the latest technology to the Special Edition iPhone. The iPhone SE 2 is claimed to sport a glass back, meaning it will have support for wireless charging. The Apple iPhone 8, 8 Plus and the pricey iPhone X has wireless charging support, so this news will not surprise many.
As it was rumoured earlier, the iPhone SE 2 will be powered by the Apple A10 Fusion chipset, which Apple introduced with the iPhone 7 lineup. The device may sport 2GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage with no support for microSD card slot. With that said, the iPhone SE 2 will not be a dual-SIM smartphone, still single SIM option only.
Being rumoured to release in next month, the iPhone SE 2 will run iOS 11 itself out of the box, but will soon be updated to iOS 12 once it goes official in September.
But this release date is sort of confusing because the possible WWDC 2018 release for the SE 2 seems more convincing. Will Apple hold a special event in May and launch the SE 2? Well, we have to wait and watch for the same.