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

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  1. coolbreeze macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2003
    See Note 8
  2. iZac macrumors 68000


    Apr 28, 2003
    Glass back for Wireless Charging and we’ve got the ultimate iPhone 4 replacement. A million times ‘yes’
  3. xDKP macrumors 65816


    Feb 27, 2011
    Now THIS would be awesome. Even though I love my 7 and did the same with my 6S I still miss the incredible size of the 5S

    Come on Apple. This with the internals of the 8 this spring - thank you very much
  4. Johanson Maikel macrumors newbie

    Johanson Maikel

    Sep 25, 2017
    Wow! This concept has straightly come out of my head! I would line up days before to buy an iPhone without the same form factor as an 5S but with all screen cover. And without a nothc of course!
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    We should start a petition or something.
    Let’s all sign it!
  5. fokmik macrumors 68030

    Oct 28, 2016
    Note 8 has bigger bezels top, and so from symmetry purpose, they had to go with same bigger bezel bot
  6. Urban Joe Suspended

    Mar 19, 2012
    This is low hanging fruit for Apple. Jony Ive should not rest until this concept is reality. I'll take two. IMMEDIATELY !!!
  7. mikecorp Suspended


    Mar 20, 2008
    mine is better. I give you all the specs with dual cameras, and larger battery.
    Iphone XE.jpg Iphone XE.png
  8. jun180 macrumors regular


    Apr 27, 2010
    Oh please Apple just make this phone. I'd buy 3 in a heartbeat
  9. nnoble macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2011
    Yes. Very nice and probably the only iPhone that would attract me in future. Not too soon though, my current SE is fine.
  10. kingalexthe1st macrumors 6502


    Apr 13, 2013
    I would 100% drop the iphone 6 form-factor and get in line for this phone.
  11. rctlr macrumors 6502a

    May 9, 2012
    A refresh of the innards please. Screen could be increased without form factor change, probably to 4.5" without the need of a "notch"
  12. kazmac macrumors 603


    Mar 24, 2010
    On the silver scream
    Yes, please.

    Someone should punt this to the Apple PTB.
  13. fokmik macrumors 68030

    Oct 28, 2016
    all send Apple, this link to iphones feedback category
  14. cecil444 macrumors member


    Mar 9, 2008
    Ugh...just...no. I would love for the next SE to adopt features of the iPhone X, but a bigger screen is the absolute last thing I want. The primary value of the SE is that it's the only model that allows you to reach the whole screen with one hand. I'd rather they shrunk the entire unit to accommodate an edge-to-edge 4" screen than to ratchet up the screen size like they've been doing with all the other models. Apple please update the SE but do not even think about touching the size of that screen!
  15. splitpea macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2009
    Among the starlings
    This. Exactly this. I don't need bezel-less or curved screens to make it harder to hold (or reach across one-handed) without touching the screen; or to make it harder to use screen protectors and protective cases. I don't need a fragile glass back or wireless charging. I don't need facial recognition. I like the damn home button. Fewer gestures, less looking at the damn screen. Oh, and a phone without a headphone jack? Forget it.

    Two years in, I would gladly buy a refreshed phone with better specs and especially a better camera, maybe force touch. But if you try to take away my headphone jack or home button or require me to use a larger form factor, you'll be prying my cold dead SE from my hands a decade from now.
  16. Joseph Rash macrumors member

    Joseph Rash

    Oct 23, 2016
    If Apple would release an iPhone with a 5-inch screen it would be perfect for a lot of people, I thought Apple would make the iPhone 4.7 with fewer bezels, they did give us a bezel-less phone but they made the screen waaaay bigger for alot of people .
  17. Gorms macrumors 6502


    Aug 30, 2012
    This looks amazing. I'd consider going back to a 4 inch device for this. The unfortunate reality is though, to get those front and back camera components in there you'd have to sacrifice non-integral components, Like I dunno, probably the entire battery? Annoying, because without those front camera components, you can't have a fullscreen device.
  18. fourthtunz, Sep 26, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2017

    fourthtunz macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2002
    Or it may be Apple testing the waters?
    It don't think it's beyond the realm of possibility.
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    Heh the 8+ is huge! I really like it but its taking some getting used to!
    I do like the larger screen but feel silly when its on my hip or just pulling it out :)
    I bought the Watch 3 with cellular and so far I think the two are going to work well together
    (and separately as well):)
    Rock on!
  19. kingalexthe1st macrumors 6502


    Apr 13, 2013
    iPhone SE+ ?
    Surely it needs to be the iPhone SE X
  20. JForestZ34 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2007
    I def be interested in getting this if it becomes a reality.

  21. Yorkshire Lad macrumors member

    Yorkshire Lad

    Sep 18, 2015
    Ah, be careful what you wish for. If Apple did test the waters with a OLED SE, it'll lose the headphone jack, gain a glass back and be ever-so-slightly a different size, so your 5S/SE cases won't fit.

    Personally, if they up the specs next March (I could see them dropping the 6/6S at the same time), I'd be happy. If they gave me better specs and a larger OLED screen in the same form factor, brilliant. But it's all about the size and headphone jack for me, really.
  22. jonnysods macrumors 603


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
  23. djlythium macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2014
    The only thing wrong with the concept is that it would need a glass back for wireless charging, which Apple would trickle down by the time this concept is made.
  24. epictempo macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2008
    Call it the iPhone SE(X). Provocative marketing is proven.
  25. Pilgrim1099 Suspended

    Apr 30, 2008
    From the Midwest to the Northeast
    THIS. THIS!!

    This is what Apple should've done in the first damn place! That's what you call a proper smartphone design. Now if they did a 4.7 or 5 inch version of that actual SE design, that would have been excellent. Plus, the headphone jack would still be there and the camera flush without sticking out.
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    That's easy to solve. Enlarge the Apple logo on the back a bit more and turn that logo spot into glass just for wireless charging while the rest is aluminum. There is NO reason to have the entire back of the phone be glass just for the sake of wireless charging.

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