'iPhone SE Plus' Concept Imagines Bezel-Free Compact Device With 4.7-Inch Display


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Apr 12, 2001

Apple's iPhone SE, introduced in March of 2016, is the sole device that the company continues to sell in a smaller 4-inch form factor.

The iPhone SE wasn't updated in September alongside the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, and there are no real rumors hinting at an imminent refresh, but that hasn't stopped designers from Curved.de from imagining what an iPhone SE with an iPhone X makeover might look like.

Curved.de has mocked up an iPhone SE with the same general form factor as the existing iPhone SE, but with the elimination of the bezels, it has a larger 4.7-inch display.

Like the iPhone X, the imaginary iPhone SE features an OLED display and a TrueDepth front-facing camera with accompanying notch. The iPhone X only features a black front-facing panel, but Curved.de's iPhone SE is depicted in multiple colors, some with a white front panel. Curved.de also imagines aluminum back, a dual rear camera, and rounder edges.

While it's fun to imagine these changes in the iPhone SE, in reality, it's not clear what Apple's plans are for its 4-inch device.

There's been a questionable rumor suggesting Apple supplier Wistron is gearing up to manufacture a next-generation iPhone SE set to begin shipping in the first quarter of 2018 and an entirely unverified rumor that suggests the next model will have an A10 chip, 2GB RAM, a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, but we have not heard any information about a new iPhone SE from a reliable source at this point.

Whether or not Apple plans to introduce another version of the 4-inch phone or stick to larger sizes going forward remains to be seen.

Article Link: 'iPhone SE Plus' Concept Imagines Bezel-Free Compact Device With 4.7-Inch Display


macrumors 68020
Jun 13, 2016
It would make sense if the supposedly shelved 5.28” OLED iPhone filled this category (possibly replacing the SE), considering the smaller bezels and aspect ratio.

The fact that they may not be going ahead with it is baffling, there is a market of both SE and 4.7” users that would go for a phone in this category.


macrumors 65816
Oct 12, 2010
Too late for the SE. The cellular Watch has already taken that spot for many, me for one. It’s only going to get better with each iteration making the idea of an SE moot.
....well at least for those of us who like to own a big phone along with an SE.
And the X fits the bill for the general purpose sized phone now.


macrumors 6502
Oct 1, 2015
Personally I don't mind bezels. I put my phone in a case. And my fingers sometimes curve around the screen. I also am not excited about glass. Glass breaks too easy. And, again, I put my phone in a case. I do like wireless charging. But I don't like it so much that I embrace glass.

I have an SE and I love it. I love it for the size. And I love it for the price. I've started to come to the conclusion having a $1000 item that is easily breakable which you casually pull out of a pocket while walking around on concrete isn't the greatest idea.


macrumors regular
Sep 11, 2016
The 5/5s/SE body is so overrated. The iPhone 6 and beyond are way better

It's not the best version of the phone