iPhone SE iPhone SE 2 - What would you like to see?

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  1. Nic727, Sep 20, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2017

    Nic727 macrumors member


    Sep 13, 2017

    Let's start speculate on the next iPhone SE (SE for Small Edition?) if there is a new one coming in 2018 for real.

    What I would like to see:

    • A size between the SE and a regular iPhone 7. (4.3 inch screen)
    • Looking like an iPhone 8 (without glass for wireless charging)
    • True space grey color
    • iPhone 7 or 8 specs (A11 chip, etc.)
    • Front camera at 7 MP
    • New rear camera
    • True Tone display
    • Higher contrast ratio and dpi.
    • Headphone jack
    • Real home button
    • Touch ID 2.0
    • Water and scratch/drop resistant

    What would you like?

    thank you :)
  2. s2mike macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2015
    That list looks great. Only changes I’d make:

    20MP is ridiculous for a front camera. The iPhone 8 front camera is only 7MP...

    Lose the headphone jack. Add 3D Touch and the capacitive home button.

    Basically, a 4.3” iPhone 7/8 would be perfect.
  3. Nic727, Sep 20, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2017

    Nic727 thread starter macrumors member


    Sep 13, 2017
    I changed it... I misread some specs on the web. lol!

  4. Ladybug macrumors 68000


    Apr 13, 2006
    Your list sounds pretty good but I'd keep the headphone jack. A larger screen would be nice if the overall size remains at 4 inch, so reduce the bezels. I actually would like a glass back since the 4s was one of my favorite phones. I liked the way it felt in my hands over the metal backs.
  5. protoxx macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2013
    7s guts, better cameras, water resistance, 64g option for 128g.
  6. AppleZombie macrumors 6502a

    Oct 27, 2012
    Same size, edge to edge OLED, Iphone 7 internals, 128 GB, water resistant.
  7. Romac macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2012
  8. Totally macrumors 6502a


    Feb 22, 2012
    West Coast = Best Coast
    I would like to see the exact same thing as the iPhone 5S is now just with iPhone 7 (or 8?!?) internals and features. But 7 is good enough. Same 4 inch screen same form factor. Don't mess up a size that is great. They need a 4 inch option.
  9. Flopstar, Sep 20, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2017

    Flopstar macrumors member


    Sep 17, 2017
    Meh, I don't know.
    My opinions :)
    What I expect:
    1. Same 4" beautiful design to keep the price
    2. A10 2GB RAM
    3. Front camera at 7 MP
    4. Rear camera of iPhone 7
    5. Headphone jack ( won't redesign it)
    6. Touch ID
    7. No water resistance, there is 0 chance that Apple is redesigning the product external IMO.

    What would be ideal:
    1. Same 4" design
    2. A11 2-3GB RAM
    3. Front camera at 7 MP
    4. Rear camera of iPhone 8
    5. Headphone jack
    6. Touch ID 2
    7. Water resistance
  10. vLeo macrumors newbie


    Apr 22, 2015
    i like this list, except i would like the same home button that is on the 7. I'm ok with no headphone jack though.

    3d touch would be good too. I find myself using more than i thought on my 7+
  11. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    Only if it is accomplished by an edge to edge screen time the X. If you increase the overall size it defeats the purpose of the SE.
  12. kazmac macrumors 604


    Mar 24, 2010
    On the silver scream
    I'd like updated internals since the OP mentioned the better screen options.

    Keep the form factor, price, great battery life, and headphone jack please.

    Oh, and that slate color. :p
  13. s2mike macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2015
    Agreed. Slowly increasing the size of the SE is a slippery slope and will eventually defeat the purpose. I’d love a 4.3” display, but they probably shouldn’t do that.

    I, personally, would love to see the headphone jack go and have that space used for something else - Taptic Engine, bigger speaker, more room to battery...whatever.
  14. aakshey macrumors 68000


    Jun 13, 2016
    What I want:

    4.3” without bezels
    Glass, wireless charging
    True tone and true depth
    A11 + 3GB RAM
    No home button
    Headphone jack

    What we will probably get:

    Same form factor
    Wireless charging is possible but not guaranteed
    True tone
    A10 + 2 GB RAM
    Home button
    No headphone jack
  15. Omega1300 macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2013
    First off, keep the headphone jack. Stop eliminating good, useful tech. Same with Touch ID - it's convenient and I don't have to look at my phone to unlock it.

    3.5" would be ideal if you can eliminate the bezels and increase screen size, otherwise no larger than the current 4" size.

    updated internals & storage

    upgraded cameras provided they don't stick out

    increased battery life (if thickness needs to increase to accommodate this, that'd be fine)

    slate black color

    I'd pay a premium for a small, top of the line phone. If I could get a 3.5" feature packed phone that wasn't "second tier" I'd be ecstatic.
  16. serpico007 macrumors member


    Sep 18, 2017
    I don't want it to feel like the tired and hard to hold design that of the 6,7 and now 8. Keep it similar but with internals from the 7 and screen.
  17. Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    Great list. Right on the money.
    My changes: I like the glass, I'd prefer the haptic home button.
  18. RtWrecklezX macrumors member


    Apr 13, 2009
    I would like to add pointed edges on the SE2 so the device can continue to stand. The curved design of the 6 is too slippery, the iPhone 4 & 5 got it right and provide something to grip.
  19. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I imagine the iPhone SE 2 will adopt a lot of the iPhone 7 features internally with the processor, Haptic home button, water resistance, etc . The question I have, is will Apple retain the headphone jack or not. I realize if they did retain it, the amount of backlash they would receive would be negative with the other iPhone models not having it. So I guess that likely won't be an option for the next iPhone SE.
  20. RtWrecklezX macrumors member


    Apr 13, 2009
    Another item to add to the wishlist is 20-24 hour battery life of actual usage.
  21. ThunderMasterMind macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2016
    The SE doesn't need to change much from what it is right now. I would prefer them add glass back with wireless charging, stainless steel frame. Basically a taller iPhone 4, but thinner, with 3D Touch, 2nd gen TouchID, better front camera, and perhaps attempt to stack the logic board on top of it's self to make a larger battery, and possibly room for the taptic engine. If they did that, I wouldn't buy iPhone 8 or X, I would immediately buy an SE 2.
  22. saltd macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2010
    Processor bump and 2nd gen Touch ID. Any changes to the screen size would likely kill the affordability of the SE 2. They gotta keep it basic to offer it at a low price.
  23. Nic727 thread starter macrumors member


    Sep 13, 2017
    What about a mini X? 4.3 inch border less. Would be the greatest size no?
  24. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    I'd just like to see an SE version 2, hopefully similar size to current SE.

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