The iPhone SE 2 is back in the news, with a recent report out of Japan claiming that Apple will launch the device in May. Rumors so far have suggested a June unveiling at the WWDC 2018, but those are mostly just based on assumptions.
Macotakara is basing its predictions on interviews conducting with case makers at the Global Sources Mobile Electronics 2018 conference. They assert that the iPhone SE 2 will come out in May with the same dimensions as the original model. This is in line with previous reports, so Apple probably isn’t planning major style changes.
There is a big change brewing down under though, as the sources also state that Apple is going to yank out the 3.5mm headphone jack. This will probably upset consumers who prefer having the port on their phones. Perhaps the company wants to make the handset more waterproof than it is currently.
Not having a headphone jack isn’t the only thing the iPhone SE 2 will have in common with the iPhone 7. The former may also get hold of the latter’s A10 Fusion processor, an upgrade over the A9 SoC residing in the first iPhone SE.
Other potential updates include support for Apple Pay, HEIF and HEVC image and video compression, and a home button embedded with Touch ID. While the report didn’t confirm whether Qi wireless charging would be a feature, there has been some evidence of it floating around.
For instance, the iPhone SE 2 is said to have a glass back. Glass is necessary since it’ll allow for wireless charging. However, this can be taken as just a design quirk. In any case, the mystery will be solved once May arrives.