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 as soon as 2020.
The updated iPhone SE might be a "Plus" model that's larger in size, and this guide covers everything we know about the rumored "iPhone SE Plus."
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 believes the iPhone SE Plus will 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 initially said that the iPhone SE Plus would come out in early 2021, but in April of 2020, he said that Apple would postpone the launch until the second half of 2021.
Japanese site Mac Otakara recently said that a third-generation iPhone SE would launch in April of 2020, but made no mention of the "Plus" design.
Like the iPhone SE, the iPhone SE Plus is expected to be a lower-cost device that's priced more affordably than flagship models.
Despite rumors of a new iPhone SE that's Plus sized, there are a few conflicting reports. Barclays analysts said in December 2020 that they have not seen signs of an iPhone SE Plus, and don't believe a launch is coming in the foreseeable future.
In October 2020, display analyst Ross Young said that he does not believe a new version of the iPhone SE is coming in 2021, with Apple instead opting to wait until 2022.
We have more info on the current version of the iPhone SE and its successor in our dedicated iPhone SE roundup.