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ThatiPhoneKid

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Does anyone else get the feeling of nostalgia when looking at the iPhone SE 2nd Gen, something about it reminds me of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 but with rounded edges.

do you think the iPhone SE is similar to the iPhone 4/5?
 

bousozoku

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It even looks much like the original iPhone but they all have significant differences. It's just that the iPhone X changed the look so much.
 
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ThatiPhoneKid

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I know it’s identical to the iPhone 8 but just think it looks very similar to the 4 with all glass back and metal frame
 
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jr866gooner

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Nostalgic? Wait until the 12 and then you will feel that way lol

No seriously though this line of phones is not really like the 4 or 5. The 6,7,8 gen all took a new design shift away from the design of the 4 as nd 5.
 
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Camarillo Brillo

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I know it’s identical to the iPhone 8 but just think it looks very similar to the 4 with all glass back and metal frame
Ok, well did you feel the same way about iPhones 6, 6s, 7, and 8 when they came out? Because they all look almost exactly the same.
I agree that all iPhones with the home button look somewhat similar. But I feel no nostalgia for the early 2010s lol.
 
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ThatiPhoneKid

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Ok, well did you feel the same way about iPhones 6, 6s, 7, and 8 when they came out? Because they all look almost exactly the same.
I agree that all iPhones with the home button look somewhat similar. But I feel no nostalgia for the early 2010s lol.

the 6,6s and 7 had metal backs which made them look different but the 8 and se with their glass backs just look so similar to he 4/4s in my opinion haha
 
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wardie

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It’s so close to the 8 that most of the accessories are interchangeable
 
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ThatiPhoneKid

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do you guys think the iPhone 8 and iPhone SE and gen is one of the best iPhone designs?
 
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the 6,6s and 7 had metal backs which made them look different but the 8 and se with their glass backs just look so similar to he 4/4s in my opinion haha
It sounds like you might mean that the finish looks similar (and not the overall shape/design).
 
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Thoradin

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Nope, I feel nostalgic when I open that drawer in my bedroom filled with older devices.
The only recent phones that give me the same feeling are the Nokia 3310 3G and 8110 4G.
One of my first phones was the original 3310 and I always lusted after the original 8110, the closest I managed to that was a 7110 which was given to me when I started work at Nokia and is still in that drawer.
 
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NewUsername

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I have an iPhone 8 so I guess I first have to get the SE before I can feel nostalgic about my 8.
 
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freeagent

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I have my old 4S still, very classy looking. I think my XS Max is a close second. But only because I have not owned an 11 Max 😄
 
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tt061282

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I definitely don’t get a nostalgic feeling when looking at the SE 2. It looks completely identical to the iPhone 8. If anything it’s more similar to the 3G (3GS) since they had the black front with white backs. I definitely don’t sense the iPhone 4 or MOST CERTAINLY not the iPhone 5.

That said when the iPhone 12 comes out I feel like we will have a nostalgic feeling back to iPhone 4/4s and iPhone 5/5s
 
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