The iPhone Special Edition (SE) has been getting a lot of speculation as of late. I am not lying when I say that recently there is a lot of speculation talking about an update to the SE. The rumors also include photos to supposedly back them up. But again, it’s hard to determine whether or not we’ll actually get another iteration of the iPhone SE.
Earlier this month, Filings from the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) database suggest new iPhones might be coming. With the model numbers of A1920, A1921, A1984, A2097, A2098, A2099, A2101, A2103, A2104, A2105, and A2106 making the list. Afterwards, the “Leaks” of the device’s design and capabilities started coming in droves.
The main issue is the fact that the reliability of the sources that provided the rumors is questionable at best and untrustworthy at worst. MacRumors has been exhaustively trying to verify the authenticity of these rumors to give us a broader image.
The rumors about the iPhone SE 2 includes features such as the removal of the headphone jack, a smaller design than other iPhones and even glass back for wireless charging. However, there really isn’t a solid lead for any of these claims and the headphone jack alone has been getting a lot of contradicting photos, so once again, it’s hard to find reliability.
The common thread among the speculation is that the new iteration of the iPhone SE will be the same physical size as the current iPhone SE, and that it will continue to offer a Touch ID Home button. The A10 Fusion Chip would be introduced with this model, offering improvements over the current A9 chip, however, could we actually be getting this new iteration soon?
The simple answer is “No” but the broader one is “It’s very unlikely”. At least that’s what KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says. He is the most reliable source in the industry and he mentions that Apple does not have enough spare resources to dedicate an update to the SE in 2018. If it were to happen, it wouldn’t have any specific updates with the exception of hardware and FaceID.
The rumors have continued to pile up and if anything’s to go by, we’re probably going to get some sort of news from Apple in the coming months. However, I don’t expect them to do so until at least September of this year when they unveil a lot of new phones and gadgets.