iPhone SE 2 to come in May with A10 Fusion chipset, missing 3.5mm jack

Vlad, 20 April 2018

According to a new rumor originating at some unnamed case makers, Apple will launch the long-awaited iPhone SE 2 in May. The name isn't set in stone, however, keep that in mind.

The new device will be powered by Apple's A10 Fusion chipset, which made its debut in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus back in 2016. That would be an upgrade from the original iPhone SE's A9 SoC.

Purported iPhone SE 2 casings

In making the new model more 'modern', Apple will remove the 3.5mm headphone jack, although the dimensions of the second-generation SE will be very close, if not identical, to those of its predecessor.

The front will be indistinguishable, with the Touch ID sensor still there below the display - no notches or Face ID systems here. There's a chance that the new phone will have a glass back and Qi wireless charging support, as hinted at by the previously leaked images above, but that's not a given.

All in all, the iPhone SE 2 looks to be a pretty minor upgrade for Apple's most affordable handset. The way the company is treating it reminds us of the MacBook Air, still its entry-level laptop but which is very rarely updated, and then only on the inside - its design has been exactly the same for many years.



Reader comments

  • John
  • 23 May 2018
  • x1k

if you know how iphone looks from inside, there is no room for bigger battery. may be they add some, instead of 3.5mm jack, but thats about it.

  • Anonymous
  • 03 May 2018
  • anb

Amen to this. We need bigger batteries. iOS is already more efficient to battery consumption from a software and hardware perspective but there's just not enough battery MAH to give it the title of ultimate endurance.

  • Azz
  • 30 Apr 2018
  • 6u6

I don't know apple backward to 2000 period. all mobile phones in 2000 period didn't use 3.5 mm jack. This port is one of standard option in the world.

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