With WWDC 2018 approaching, rumors about an upcoming iPhone SE 2 seem to be getting stronger day by day suggesting a refresh might be imminent. Now alleged images of the device have appeared showing a familiar design with one noticeable change, which is a glass back to make wireless charging possible.
Contrary to previous rumors this particular leak seems to be retaining the 3.5mm headphones jack, which is a good news for fans of wired headphones. These alleged iPhone SE images come from Chinese social media, so while the design details could potentially be real, the device shown could be a replica as we have seen in previous iPhone leaks coming out of from China.
The device appears to use a full glass backplate without the small glass panels at the top and bottom found on the original iPhone SE’s aluminum backplate. The word “iPhone” is printed on the back with no unsightly regulatory FCC logos, similar to Apple’s latest US phones.
Watch the original video that MacRumors re-uploaded to YouTube.
The fairly reliable Japanese blog Mac Otakara said recently that iPhone SE 2 might be coming some time in May. The device should feature Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor and run last year’s A10 Fusion chip that powers the iPhone 7 and 2017 iPad Pro devices.
Aside from an all-glass back, iPhone SE 2 should retain the design and thickness of its predecessor although some analysts speculate that screen size may increase from four to 4.2 inches diagonally. That the upcoming phone won’t have 3D Touch is pretty much given.