iPhone SE 2?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Caisteff01, Mar 18, 2017.


Will Apple update the iPhone SE

  1. Yes at March/April Event

    11 vote(s)
  2. Yes at September

    7 vote(s)
  3. Perhaps a silent update

    8 vote(s)
  4. No!

    21 vote(s)
  1. Caisteff01 macrumors newbie


    Aug 11, 2016
    Not hopeful but...
    • 2nd gen Touch Id
    • 3D Touch
    • A10 Fusion
    • Same camera as 7
    • Matte Black
    • Water resistance
    • Stereospeakers
    • Loss of headphone jack
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I think the most you will get is more memory IF they updated it.

    You "wish" list is not going to happen.

    Be happy that Apple offer the SE.
  3. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    I agree with Newtons Apple.

    In my opinion, the cell phone market (as a whole) is made up of people who use and continue to want the large screen phone. I don't see a growing market for the SE. As such, I don't see Apple making big continual changes with it.
  4. andreyush, Mar 18, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2017

    andreyush macrumors 6502


    Oct 24, 2015
    2nd gen touch id - i can live with the first one. I can't tell the difference anyway
    3D touch - it's just a gimmick ...not usefull not useless ...it's just there
    A10 - Yea why not..but the battery is so fine on current SE and more power = less battery
    Same camera as 7 - Yep
    Matte Black - Hmmm let's do something more great! Iphone 5 Black Color <3 !! Now that's a black black :D
    Water resistance - YES PLEASE
    Stereo Speaker - meh
    Loss of headphone jack - Never. I love SE for this feature and most of SE users love it ;)

    The current SE model is still a great phone and it will last very long time :) .
  5. Caisteff01 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Aug 11, 2016
    The slate iPhone colour would be amazing! I'm just a lover of small phones. I would love a small iPhone 7 but there is a big chance it wouldn't happen. So... Waiting for September.
  6. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Yeah, have to agree here.

    The iPhone SE exists simply because Apple wanted to get back the customers who refused the leave the 5/5s because of it's size. Apple has them now. There's nowhere else to go if you want an Apple iPhone in that size. So there's no real incentive for Apple to upgrade it in the same time frame it does for the larger iPhones.
  7. Ixon2001 macrumors member


    Mar 9, 2017
    Wigan UK
    The SE is a little powerhouse so it won't be replaced this year, but I think 32GB & 128GB could be on the cards though.

    If anything this could be the last time we see a truly compact smartphone from Apple, with the fashion now moving onto borderless displays & rumoured AMOLED with the iPhone 8 or 9, then either of these could be potentially shrunk down in size with a large display over the current iPhone 7.
  8. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2016
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    I think there is a possibility for a storage update this spring (i.e. 32 & 128 GB models with the 16 & 64 GB models phased out). I wouldn't hold my breath for much else this year though. I suspect a big part of why Apple gave the SE the A9 when it was released as the new entry level model in early 2016 is so they could sell it as is for a couple years.
  9. Relentless Power, Mar 18, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2017

    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    It's already been rumored the SE will see a 128 GB storage update if the Keynote exists. I think it's fair to say that will happen at minimum.


    I think most have to remember, the SE is a $400.00 iPhone for a reason. And if Apple starts inputting the latest technology into the SE, that takes away it's advantage for most who find the appeal of the price point, besides the 4 inch form factor. If the SE does see an update, it won't be until 2018. It's a great iPhone, but not everybody wants the latest features, which the SE does so well in its current state.
  10. iSheep5S macrumors 6502a


    Jun 4, 2013
    Technically in several years the SE could keep its size but go bezel less and have a tall 4.x screen. But since any changes are a big hoo haa with apple it wont happen. Curved bezel less amoled screens are no big deal to anyone else and costs don't go through the roof. But apple makes a big deal about it... and charges.

    An iPhone SE and an iPhone 5 are so similar bar camera and speed. I'm the small phone lover for iPhone. S7 in house for the big screen.
  11. JustJoshua macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2016
    More memory in the same phone makes it even more appealing to those of us that don't want to look ignorant trying to stuff tablet sized phones in their pockets. The SE is a gear device for what it is and he price bracket it competes in makes it even better. The rest of the wish list would put it in a price bracket where it would get passed by for much better devices.
  12. tuan_tr1910 macrumors newbie


    Mar 17, 2017
    Will iPhone SE2 still look like Iphone 5s ??
  13. wproct macrumors 6502


    Dec 4, 2014
    As others have stated, the SE covers all of the basic needs so well, and in the traditional 5s size and form that everyone likes so well. I do think that we will see 128g storage option though.
  14. thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    Literally the main and only thing I care about with SE is a higher quality screen

    2nd gen Touch would be nice but my iPad Pro lacks that too
    I can deal with everything else. Even 64gig
  15. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    It's not been confirmed if there will be an SE 2, let alone what it would resemble.
  16. myrtlebee macrumors 68020


    Jul 9, 2011
    Baltimore-Washington Metro Area
    Remember, the SE was named as such because it is a "special edition." Most special edition items are one time only things. That suggests to me that there will never be a second generation SE - the current one will likely stay around until Apple decides to eliminate the SE line completely.
  17. Caisteff01 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Aug 11, 2016
  18. 576316 macrumors 601

    May 19, 2011
    It suits those who buy it perfectly. People who just want a small smartphone that runs smoothly. Apple won't update it very often, and I hope they keep the form factor alive for years to come...because it's a brilliant timeless design.
  19. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    May 31, 2015
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
    I doubt it. If they continue to make small iPhones, then the next one should be some sort of redesign, but probably until next year.
  20. Defender2010 macrumors 68030


    Jun 6, 2010
    Apple won't redesign the SE at this stage to remove a headphone jack. Part of the reason they sell it is that the manufacturing is so cheap, as this chassis has been about for ages.
  21. iThat, Apr 29, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2017

    iThat macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Water resistance


    Stereo speakers (but not at the price of losing the headphone jack)

    edit: And fgs keep it in the same 5s/se form factor
  22. mike.coulter macrumors regular


    Jun 10, 2008
    Water resistance would be a good touch. I honestly think that if I were to part ways with my 6S, I'd definitely go for the SE, I really miss having a smaller phone.
  23. dcpmark macrumors 6502a

    Oct 20, 2009
    I'm sure that I'm in a small subset of customers for whom cost is not a factor, but I so much more prefer the size of the SE compared to the 6 that I had or the 7 that I personally would have paid double the price for my SE, and I would be happy to pay even more in the future if Apple managed to squeeze the latest tech into this size, like what Sony did for years which their personal electronics (i.e. laptops, portable music devices, camcorders, etc) when the trend was to try to make everything smaller and lighter. Sony charged a HUGE premium for top of the line specs that were smaller and lighter than the competition. But, I don't think this is Apple plan, and agree with those who say it's supposed to be Apple's budget phone. I'm still happy since it does everything I need a cell phone to do (which admittedly isn't much), and does it well.
  24. Mirascael, Apr 29, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2017

    Mirascael macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Got nothing to do with how to squeeze the latest tech into the size, it's simply bad product management on Apple's behalf.

    Apple could (and should) offer the same phone tech-wise in 3 different sizes w/o any problems and just discount the previous generation.

    The only reason I temporarily switched to a 6S was that 1 GB Memory of my 5S didn't suffice. Now I replaced the 6S with a cheap SE and will disregard premium clown phones iPhones for as long as possible. If the SE was a premium phone and got updated regularly, I would upgrade yearly though.
  25. mike.coulter macrumors regular


    Jun 10, 2008
    Well it's basically a 6S underneath isn't it? And I still love my phone, performs very fast and just does what it should do, the only way I could enjoy it more would be if it was a tad smaller.

    And, in my opinion they're also better looking, they have a more upmarket look to them.

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