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According to a Chinese accessory manufacturer who exhibited during the Japan IT Week Spring 2018 Mobile Expo says that the second-generation iPhone SE has not yet started mass production, suggesting that the device could go sale in September rather than May/June (via Macotakara)

Currently, Apple is evaluating a variety different models of iPhone SE 2, but has not decided to use which one. In these prototypes, one is identical to the 4-inch SE and one is a 6-inch display model, and all of the prototypes have two things in common: a notch design & support for Face ID.

However, At this point, it is unclear which stage the iPhone SE 2 is in. It may be in the early engineering verification test (EVT) process or the more mature design verification test (DVT) process.

Still, this certainly contains skepticism as EU regulatory filings last month suggested that Apple could release a product in the upcoming month or two, and most likely to be an iPhone some sort. It's also possible that Macotakara mixed up with 6.1-inch LCD models. Anyway, time will tell.

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Render Imagines iPhone SE 2 Could Look Like: Twitter leaker Benjamin Geskin has tweet renders of iPhone SE 2 that based on 3D CAD. Geskin mentioned in the comments that he does not believe it will have a notch on the front, but again these images are based on 3D CAD files.

As you can see from the picture, the iPhone SE 2 will have a notch that's similar to the iPhone X but seems much smaller The bezels around the model appears slimmer than the iPhone X's border. However, when you turn to the back side, it doesn't look like a glass back, meaning it won't support wireless charging.

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New photos that are intended to show the fully-constructed iPhone SE 2 surfaced on the Chinese social media site Sina Weibo. However, it should be noted here that there are several conflicting reports about the device, so it could be a knockoff than an actual prototype.

Anyway, the images showed an unreleased iPhone SE with a glass back for wireless charging. The current iPhone SE only has an aluminum back design on the top and bottom and is equipped with a small glass panel. More importantly, even though a report claimed that a 3.5mm hole for a headphone jack will be removed, it remains in these images.

Despite the photos indicated that the iPhone SE 2 will make some design tweaks on the back, the front of the phone looks virtually identical as the current iPhone SE models; same Touch ID sensor, the same display size, and the same front camera layout. Without a doubt, Apple will also upgrade the processor to A10 or even A11.

Sources including Japanese blog Mac Otakara, DigiTimes, and ECC's regulatory filings are expected a new iPhone SE in May or June, hinting the device likely to be announced via press release next month, or be unveiled during WWDC 2018's opening keynote on June 4.

Apple to announced a new generation of iPhone SE model in May, the device will retain the same physical size as the current iPhone SE, Touch ID is expected to remain, along with new changes like the wireless charging and A10 processor, reports Japanese website Mac Otakara, who spoke to a case maker this week in an electric trade show.

The new model will remain the four-inch display sandwiched between the top and bottom bezels for the home button, camera, and earpiece. It's also expected that Apple will be ditch the headphone jack for the iPhone SE 2 models, in which the company first did it on iPhone 7 and 7 Plus model.

The new iPhone SE will supposedly be powered by Apple's last-generation A10 Fusion chip, deliver up to 40 percent faster than the A9 processor in the current iPhone SE. Like iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X models, Apple may be adding a glass back to the models, enable wireless charging capabilities.

Apple would launch the small-factor iPhone model in next month, ECC's regulatory filing also suggested that there will be an Apple device to be released in May or June. We also expected that the company to maintain its retail price as $349.

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A new Russian-language regulatory filing in the Eurasian Economic Commission database seen by French site Consomac, which indicates several unreleased iPhone models that Apple would launch soon. iPhone running iOS 11 that listed with the model numbers is not correspond to Apple's existing smartphone lineup.

In generally, devices appear in this database about a month before the products ship. For instance, on February 19, the EEC revealed the existence of two new models of iPad, which proved to be the Wi-Fi and cellular versions of Apple's 9.7-inch iPad unveiled on March 27 at the Educational event. Suggesting a new iPhone models would launch in May/June, perhaps Apple will unveil it at WWDC.

The candidate for the iPhone models is most likely to be the SE, as rumors suggested Apple will bring a new iPhone SE device that will support wireless charging, glass back like the iPhone 8, and be released in time for summer 2018, according to DigiTimes Research analyst Luke Lin.

Apple hasn't refresh the SE models since it launched the original iPhone SE back in March of 2016, if they will update the lineup, it would have mirror changes, says KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo. The company has not announce any new iPhones at WWDC during the last seven years, last one was the iPhone 4 in 2010. So what do you think of it?

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According to the Chinese site QQ which is claiming that Apple will launch a new version of the iPhone SE at this year’s WWDC. The site claims iPhone SE 2 will have an A10 processor, 2GB RAM and two storage options at 32GB and 128GB, plus the phone will retain Touch ID, rather than switch to Face ID.

Cited supply chain news, QQ says the display size will increase to 4.2 inches, represents a tiny change from the existing 4-inch display or 5% bigger, so would offer no real usability benefit and something most people wouldn’t even notice.

Image Credit The Verge
While most of these tech specs should make sense, however, the source doesn't have an established track record and it says the device would cost $600, so this rumor should be viewed with somewhat skepticism, as KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo cast some doubt on the rumors.

Kuo expects that if there is really have iPhone SE 2, Apple could introduce few out-facing changes like a faster processor and a lower price, but lacking iPhone X features including Face ID, OPED screen design, and wireless charging.

According to KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo, who frequently shares research notes about Apple's supply chain in Asia, cast doubt on the iPhone SE 2 rumors, he believes Apple doesn't have enough spare development resources to focus on launching another iPhone. 

Given that three new models already in the pipeline, including a second-generation iPhone X, a larger 6.5-inch version dubbed iPhone X Plus, and a lower-priced 6.1-inch LCD iPhone with Face ID but lacks 3D Touch, he claims that Apple may have used up its development resources, plus it can cause shipment delay for these new models, so the company unlikely to launch iPhone SE 2 in 2Q 2018.

The announcement of three new iPhone models in the same quarter in the second half of 2017 was the first time Apple made such a major endeavor, and we believe the delay of iPhone X, which had the most complicated design yet, shows that Apple doesn't have enough resources available for development.

With three new models in the pipeline for the second half of 2018, we believe Apple may have used up its development resources. Also, we think the firm will do all it can to avoid repeating the mistake of a shipment delay for the three.

Otherwise, Kuo predicts the device would likely have a faster processor to run iOS 12 more smoothly but with a lower price. Sadly, KGI don't expected that iPhone SE 2 would feature any form factor change, full-screen design, 3D sensing features, or even wireless charging.

Rumors for iPhone SE 2 first seen by us in the summer of 2017, when the report says a new model would come this year with an A10 chip. The most recent one published by DigiTimes has confirmed Apple is working on an iPhone SE successor with wireless charging, could be launch in the second quarter and ship in May or June of 2018.

Via MacRumors And 9to5Mac, Image Credit Apple

According to Digitimes Research analyst Luke Lin, Apple is working on a smartphone model similar to the iPhone SE that will support wireless charging but but will lack the 3D sensing capabilities, which is said to be released in time for summer 2018, perhaps in WWDC 2018.

Even through Lin doesn't specifically mention the size of the entry-level model, but some of the details match up with previous rumors about a forthcoming four-inch 'iPhone SE 2' with a glass back. Some earlier speculation said the device would ship in the first quarter of 2018, rather than the second quarter.

For the entry-level sector, Apple is preparing a new inexpensive smartphone similar to the iPhone SE for 2018, featuring the wireless charging functionality, but not 3D sensing. The smartphone will begin mass production in the second quarter with the official launch in May or June, Lin noted.

Rumors for the specifications of Apple's next small form factor smartphone first surfaced back to August last year, when Indian tech website Tekz24 claimed Apple's next iPhone SE model would have an A10 Fusion chip, 2GB of RAM, 32GB and 128GB storage option, 12MP rear camera and 5MP front camera, and a larger 1,700 mAh battery.

China's Economic Daily News has claimed that Apple's second-generation iPhone SE was set for the first half of 2018 and would assembled by Wistron at its factory in Bengaluru, India, where some assembly of the current iPhone SE occurs. Apple did a small update for iPhone SE model in March of 2017, when they add storage capacities to 64GB and 128GB.

Via MacRumors, Image Credit iMore forums
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