Apple will be launching three iPhones this year. Yesterday, renders of the low-priced Apple iPhone SE (2018) were released by accessories maker Olixar and posted on Mobile Fun’s website. Today, more news about the smartphone has surfaced. According to several accessories maker exhibiting their wares at Japan IT Week Spring Mobile Solutions Expo, the company hasn’t started production of the iPhone SE (2018), indicating we won’t see the device until the second quarter of this year.
According to a report from Macotakra, Apple is still yet to decide whether to include a TrueDepth Camera, a top-notch, edge-to-edge display, and Face ID or not. Previous rumors and renders seemed to be pretty sure the device would feature these. Apple can take design inspiration from the Apple iPhone 5S or just include a 6-inch display. Whatever it may be, the iPhone SE (2018) will likely feature a glass back to support Wireless charging feature. A leak from Weibo claims to offer 18 watts, charging an iPhone from 0 to 50 percent in half an hour and 80 percent in an hour.
One of the glass manufacturers claims that Apple will pick from three different types of glass for the smartphone. The device will have a physical cutout instead of using an ink mask. There also seemed to be no cutout for Touch ID, which hints at the Face ID feature. An image showing such a display panel was spotted by Ben Geskin on the Chinese media platform Weibo last week. According to other rumors, the iPhone SE (2018) will feature upgraded internals, similar to the iPhone 7, like the A10 Fusion chipset. However, we are unsure if it will come with a feature like dual cameras, 3D touch, or a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
The report further claims that the iPhone SE (2018) will be unveiled this September alongside the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Plus, and iPhone 9.