iPhone SE Plus: Everything We Know So Far
Apple in 2020 debuted the iPhone SE, a new version of a 4-inch iPhone that first came out in 2016. The 2020 iPhone SE is basically an iPhone 8 clone with a 4.7-inch display and a Touch ID Home button, but rumors suggest a new version could be coming in 2022.
Ahead of the release of the 2020 iPhone SE, there were rumors that Apple also debut a "Plus" model that's larger in size, but those rumors have now died down and it looks like the next-generation version will be a standard 4.7-inch iPhone SE with an update set to come out in 2022.
If we do, however, get an iPhone SE Plus, the rumors that we've heard about such a device are listed below.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in late 2019 that Apple would release an "iPhone SE 2 Plus" with a Touch ID power button in 2021, which was prior to when Apple had released the iPad Air with a Touch ID power button.
Kuo said the iPhone SE Plus would have a full-screen design but no Face ID, instead relying on the aforementioned Touch ID power button on the side of the device. He said that the new iPhone could feature either a 5.5 or 6.1-inch display.
Display analyst Ross Young has suggested a new version of the iPhone SE could feature an iPhone 11-style design with a 6.1-inch display, Touch ID, 5G support, and the same dual-camera setup first used in the iPhone 11.
Kuo has said that Apple is working on an updated version of the iPhone 11 with a 6-inch LCD, Face ID support, 5G, and an upgraded A-series chip, which could potentially be the rumored iPhone SE Plus. The iPhone 11 upgrade will have a sub $600 price tag and could be sold alongside the iPhone SE as a low-cost option. This device is not expected until 2023, however.
There is no word on whether an iPhone SE Plus is still in the works nor details on when it might launch. A new iPhone SE is expected in 2022, and the revamped iPhone 11 described above is expected in 2023.
We have more info on the current version of the iPhone SE and its successor in our dedicated iPhone SE roundup.