Apple Leak Reveals Radical ‘iPhone X SE

This year Apple AAPL +0.12% will introduce three new iPhones. Now arguably the most exciting and most controversial of the three may have been revealed for the first time…

Credit goes to Macotakara. The popular leaks site has posted a video of what is claimed to be Apple’s long-awaited second generation iPhone SE, and what makes it so exciting is it will be based on the iPhone X bezel-less design.

The video itself not only provides a quick tour of the new iPhone from all angles but also shows the phone in action. The takeaways are navigation matches the iPhone X, but its glass body replaced by a more angular aluminium chassis like the original iPhone SE. This ties in with information provided in January by acclaimed KGI Securities analyst and Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo.

Predictably the iPhone SE2, or ‘iPhone X SE’ as some are calling it, loses the headphone jack of its predecessor while there is also no place for Touch ID. Apple is expected to move all its new 2018 iPhones exclusively to Face ID.

At this point, it is worth noting that just because the video passes the duck test, that doesn’t mean it’s 100% genuine. Historically Macotakara is considered a trustworthy source because it was first to reveal Apple would drop the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and has nailed past iPhones in detail ahead of release, but the site also has its share of misses.

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iPhone X SE concept by Concept Creator

The flipside, based on all the information we have to date, is genuine or not the video portrays exactly what the iPhone X SE will look like. Enjoy it. What won’t be so palatable, however, is a circa $799 premium price(compared to its $350 predecessor) despite several significant feature compromises.

So while the iPhone X may have signalled a new era of Apple innovation, it appears this is also a time where we will have to bend our credit cards even further…