Rumor: iPhone SE 2 to Launch in September Instead of May

iPhone SE 2 rumors are now gaining momentum as WWDC 2018 fast approaches. Over the last week or so, we have seen alleged renders of the handset which shows the device featuring an iPhone X-like design at the front.

Now, a new report from Mac Otakara based on information from Chinese case makers indicates that the iPhone SE 2 has not entered into production and will not launch in the second half of the year. Instead, the handset will launch alongside the iPhone X, iPhone X Plus, and 6.1-inch iPhone in Q3 2018.

Interestingly, despite many design leaks over the last week, the report claims that Apple still has not finalized the design of the iPhone SE 2. The company is currently testing multiple prototypes of the handset but it is yet to take a final decision on which one it plans to launch.

One tempered screen protector maker claims that Apple is testing three prototypes of the iPhone SE 2. All the three designs lack a home button at the front and a notch at the top similar to what we have seen on the iPhone X.

Our Take

Despite iPhone SE 2 rumors picking up steam, there’s no concrete leak confirming the existence of the handset. If Apple is indeed working on an iPhone SE 2 for Q3 launch, it seems a bit too far-fetched to me that they have still not finalized its design. More importantly, if Apple ends up going with a notch design on the iPhone SE 2, it is unlikely to come with a 4-inch display, Instead, its display size should increase by a bit to make up for the decrease in dimensions due to the lack of bezels.

[Via Mac Otakara]