Rumor: Next-gen iPhone SE to incorporate glass back, wireless charging feature

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Date: Tuesday, January 9th, 2018, 03:46
Category: Hardware, iPhone, iPhone SE, Rumor

Given that wireless charging is pretty hip these days, it comes as no surprise that this is a rumored feature for the next-gen iPhone SE.

“A very reliable source” has stated that the iPhone SE 2 will feature an all-glass back. That’s a change from the current iPhone SE which has glass panels along the top and bottom rear but is mostly aluminum. The handset is also expected to undergo a speed boost.

Recently, Apple adopted glass backs to the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X to support wireless charging.

Such a change would be a significant step forward, even for a budget device, and help to embrace wireless charging as an overall standard.

Apple’s iPhone SE is currently powered by the A9 chip used in the iPhone 6s from late 2015. A previous rumor claimed the new iPhone SE, which could be expected to launch around March or April, will be upgraded to the A10 chip used in the iPhone 7 introduced a year later.

The device was introduced almost two years ago to customers who preferred a smaller form factor handset. Apple doubled the storage capacity a year later without changing other specs. The current iPhone SE retails for $349 for 32GB and $449 for 128GB.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via 9to5Mac and

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