Yes it does, it looks like a custom metal bumper case. You can tell from the screen's curvature.
It actually does the unlock animation later in the video, FWIW.I'm pretty sure this is a fake. I do UI/UX design work and notice small details. The lock icon at the top doesn't unlock when he swipes up. On my iPhone X the icon does a quick unlock animation before it opens unless it is already unlocked from looking at it. I did a frame by frame and it looks like the lock stays locked when he swipes up. It also didn't blur out the lock screen and have "Face ID" text on the display while unlocking. It's a fake.
for comparison, just took my case off to see for myself (look at the corners):
mmm looks real to me, go back and watch the UI closely. @Editors did you folks even watch the video before saying "There is no indication that the device in the video is a valid Apple product at all", because it doesn't match what you already know? Come on, I expected better on this site.
If this is an android copy, it's copying iOS so well and it's essentially indistinguishable, look at the unlock animation and swipe-up animation, I just don't see a cheap android copy that look anywhere close to this. It also wouldn't make any sense since most android knockoffs are really shobby. I can't see any single UI element in this video that says it's not iOS.
So possibilities I see are:
a) This is the real new iPhone SE or, more likely the new 2018 flagship iPhone X
or this is fake:
b) really good video editing CGI compositing job
c) iPhone X disguised in a different case
d) somehow iOS 11 hacked to run on android hardware
e) an almost perfect copy of iOS UI performing on a level that's rare on android
Personally I'm betting on a)
Exactly. Many of the “fans” of the SE/5/5s design are probably getting tired of the design or will sooner rather than later. Either discontinue it or give it a proper update with a new design and FaceID by the end of the year or March 2019 at the latest.In other words - I can keep my money and keep waiting until Apple releases an iPhone SE X
The smaller form factor of the SE doesn't have space for the workings of some of the features the larger phones have. It's not a "lesser" iPhone, it's a lot packed into a small casing.I am 100% happy with my 8+ but I don’t know why People assume a new SE has to be a “cheap phone” . Just because SE was cheap ? Nah it doesn’t have to follow that precedent. I don’t get the idea of purposely crippling new hardware either like Apple did with the SE. SE doesn’t have 3D Touch , and has worse cameras and older Touch ID functionality. I think it will smarter to drop the SE name , drop the cheap price and just call it 8 mini or X mini and do everything the bigger phones can do but in smaller package.
i Don’t get why SE has to be a lesser phone
When there’s no passcode it doesn’t show the lock at all, as demonstrated at 2:30 and more in this video:I don’t have an iPhone X so I have no device to test this on, but what about the case where there’s no passcode?
I had unlocked mine a bunch before posting to make sure and it never behaved this way for me. But then again I’ve not had the best Face ID experience so perhaps either my iPhone X or my face is an outlier. I just tried it a bunch more and it either does the unlock because it’s already started unlocking as I tilt it forward, or it does that little swishy animation that it’s scanning and unlocking.I closely examined the three times he unlocks the device in the video at .25 speed. The first time it indeed did not show the unlock, but I tried it at roughly the same timing on my iPhone X and sure enough there was no blurred screen with Face ID and no unlock animation. The 2nd time he unlocks it, it shows the unlock symbol. The 3rd time at the end of the video, it shakes the lock, showing it denied his face, presumably because it was sitting flat on the table or his camera/phone was blocking his face.
If its CGI, that some hyper accurate screen placement and reaction times, since everything he does on screen happens without delay. Quite impressive for an amateur video.
If it's a clone, that is honestly the best clone I've ever seen. Appears to be made of steel like the iPhone X, has an edge-to-edge notch'd screen, animations are 100% accurate and smooth with no hesitation, the blurs, colors, and parallax affects are accurate, and apparently has some form of working FaceID. I would also buy said clone in a heart beat just to mess with it since it looks so realistic.
I don't mean to jump the gun, but this thing looks like the real deal to me.
The parts for the SE were chosen so Apple could make a $399 iPhone (reduced to $349 last Sept) that would also have a relatively long shelf life of 3+ years. That explains all the component choices they made: screen quality and size, 5S body re-use, front and rear camera, CPU/memory, lack of 3D Touch and barometer, etc. The fact that it was “good enough” for those who like small phones is icing on the cake.I am 100% happy with my 8+ but I don’t know why People assume a new SE has to be a “cheap phone” . Just because SE was cheap ? Nah it doesn’t have to follow that precedent. I don’t get the idea of purposely crippling new hardware either like Apple did with the SE. SE doesn’t have 3D Touch , and has worse cameras and older Touch ID functionality. I think it will smarter to drop the SE name , drop the cheap price and just call it 8 mini or X mini and do everything the bigger phones can do but in smaller package.
i Don’t get why SE has to be a lesser phone
I mean, it doesn’t look cleanly finished. The volume buttons look sunken in and the SE uses round volume buttons so that would be a change—but why keep the squared off edges with the rounded display glass fall off? It’s odd.