Rumors have been circulating for months about the next iPhone lineup. We recently saw filings from the Eurasian Economics Commission that reported the arrival of 11 new iPhone models. Speculation has been rampant since then, however many rumors point to at least one of those models being an iPhone SE 2, or even a full lineup of iPhone SE’s.
The filings from the EEC indicate that we’re just weeks away from Apple releasing new iPhones. A new rumor from Japanese blog Macotakara has released details on the iPhone SE 2 based on findings from casemakers.
The details on the iPhone SE 2
We don’t expect new iPhones to be unveiled until Apple’s WWDC in June, however the filings from the EEC and rumors seem to indicate otherwise.
Based on these findings, we could see a new iPhone, which could be dubbed the iPhone SE 2, sometime in May or June. Yet the most interesting part of the recent rumors comes from the report by Macotakara.
The report claims that “the front carries Touch ID, without change from iPhone SE, and HEIF or HEVC media captured is enabled by adopting A10 Fusion chip, and seems to be treated almost like iPhone 7’s products.” This could indicate that the next iPhone will have the same internals as the iPhone 7, however it will have a similar design and appearance to the iPhone SE according to the report.
But here’s the real kicker. The report also claims that “the 3.5mm headphone jack will disappear, and Apple Pay by the NFC payment at the means of transportation and the store will become possible.” Did anyone catch that the beloved headphone jack will disappear?
We want to believe that the rumors are false, however if Macotakara’s source has been creating cases for the new iPhone, the report could be telling the truth.
The absence of a headphone jack would make it easier to design a waterproof phone. However it would also require a reworking of the chassis, which is expensive for the removal of what some consider to be an essential part of a phone.
Another detail that the report claimed was the possibility of wireless charging on the iPhone SE 2. KGI Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has already said that we shouldn’t expect wireless charging on the new iPhone. For wireless charging, the back of the phone has to be all glass, which is probably not in Apple’s budget for this device.
We can’t judge the credibility of this report, however we only have a short while left to wait until we find out for ourselves.
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