Apple launched the iPhone SE last March and the device is presently one of the most affordable iPhone in Apple s portfolio after iPhone 5s. Though there were rumors of Apple launching a new iPhone SE model in 2017, we are yet to see one this year. However, it being Apple iPhone s 10th anniversary, Apple is expected to launch the very special iPhone 8 along with a slew of devices, of which iPhone SE (2017) might be one. Also Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing endsAlso Read - iPhone selling in LG stores? Apple is apparently in talks for a new deal
As per the latest leak from China on social networking site Weibo, Apple is likely to launch the new iPhone SE model as early as next month, at WWDC 2017 developer event. The leak also suggests that iPhone SE (2017) will come with a glass back. The glass that will be used is expected to be Ion-X strengthened glass, the same that is used in Apple Watch Sport. Apple is also said to be working on wireless charging technology, and the switch to glass for 2017 iPhone models could be a hint of the feature finally making its way to the iPhone. Also Read - Apple CEO Tim Cook claims iOS is more secure than Android
Apart from the glass back, we also see a new vertical camera setup in the leak. While the lens stays on the top left, the flash is now below the camera instead of on the side. Critics are highly skeptical of the new leak. So far, there has been no news of Apple working on the iPhone SE. The specifications seem to be keeping in line with the iPhone 7s more than iPhone SE, which is expected to launch as a more budget offering in 2017 (iPhone 8 will reportedly be priced well over $1000). Apple iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus have both been rumored to feature a glass back and the leak might be a validation of the rumor. ALSO READ: New Apple iPhone 8 render visualizes the potential function area
Apart from the glass back, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus are not expected to feature drastic changes as the entire focus in 2017 will be on iPhone 8. The anniversary special model has already created much talk among analysts and fanboys. Tim Cook has blamed the hype over the upcoming model to have eaten away into iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus sales. While iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will retain the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display, iPhone 8 will reportedly feature a larger 5.8-inch edge-to-edge display packed in a compact body, just like the Samsung Galaxy S8.
With WWDC 2017 less than a month away, the leaks are expected to get stronger though it would be advisable to remain skeptical till the actual event on June 5.