Yoni Heisler, writing at BGR:

With the iPhone SE’s 2-year anniversary coming up, we’ve seen a few rumors surrounding Apple’s plans for a follow-up over the past few months. According to speculative reports, Apple’s second-gen iPhone SE will launch this coming March and will be available in 32GB and 128GB capacities. There are also rumblings that the device will house the same internals as the iPhone 7, which is to say it will feature Apple’s A10 Fusion processor and perhaps a more capable battery.

As Gruber said on an episode of The Talk Show, the iPhone 5S was the last perfect iPhone Apple made,1 which now lives on as the SE. I miss the home button being an actual button, the power button being at the top of the device, the absence of a camera bump, and the round volume buttons. If the SE 2 (or whatever it will be called) is going to capitulate on any of these features to conform to the main iPhone lineup, it’s missing the point of why it exists. Here’s to hoping the SE 2 doesn’t capitulate.2


  1. Not the company’s best iPhone. Just its last perfect one. ↩︎
  2. If the SE 2 has a glass back, as this BGR article suggests, then I’m concerned about what type of glass will be on it. I fear it will be the soft glass of the iPhone 8. ↩︎