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iPhone SE 2 specs leak, launching sooner than expected

by Justin Herrick | April 20, 2018April 20, 2018 10:00 am PST

Apple’s new iPhone with a compact body and watered-down specifications seems to be approaching fast. The iPhone SE 2, which has been rumored for a long time now, might be announced in just a few weeks. More evidence points to an imminent launch.

Based on a report from Mac Otakara, the iPhone SE 2 will arrive even earlier than at Apple’s annual developer conference. The company is said to be preparing a launch for sometime in May. Rather than making the iPhone SE 2 part of WWDC 2018, Apple could probably do a small-scale event or an online-only launch introducing the more affordable iPhone to the world.

Multiple unannounced iPhone models surfaced in the Eurasian Economic Commission’s database earlier this week. The database’s history has told us about upcoming Apple products before, so it does appear likely that the model numbers belong to the iPhone SE 2.

The latest report also exposes some specifications. There won’t be a headphone jack on the iPhone SE 2, but Apple will include advanced components released in the last few years. The iPhone SE 2 should ship with an A10 Fusion processor, Touch ID, and wireless charging. To make that last feature possible, the iPhone SE’s metal back will be converted to glass.

From the outside, the iPhone SE 2 shouldn’t look all that different when you look beyond the change in materials. Apple is believed to be keeping the same overall footprint with a 4-inch display. Because it’s not an overhauled model, Apple could be better off announcing the iPhone SE 2 away from WWDC.

The waiting game continues, but at least we have an idea of what to expect from the iPhone SE 2 and when.

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Justin Herrick

Justin is easily attracted to power buttons. His interest in technology started as a child in the 1990s with the original PlayStation, and two...

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