When Apple removed the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 it proudly declared it as the first step towards a wireless future, which it then expanded upon a year later when it added wireless charging to the iPhone 8 and X. But if this new leaked photos are to be believed, the successor to the iPhone SE might not be as futuristic.
The leaks purportedly come from China, which makes sense, and show off an upgraded version of the iPhone SE with only a few changes. Most notably the phone has a glass back, which may aid wireless charging, and aren't missing the 3.5mm headphone jack. Strangely past reports claim that the SE2 would follow in the footsteps of older iPhone models and ditch the headphone jack entirely.
Unsurprisingly the device featured here doesn't come with any of the high-end features included on the iPhone X like FaceID or a bezel-free display. That shouldn't be too much of a shock, seeing as how the the SE was designed to be a low-cost alternative. Given the iPhone X's horrendous price tag, those features aren't going anywhere near a budget phone anytime soon.
Right now it's impossible to say whether the leaks are accurate, and it's not impossible that someone could develop an elaborate-looking fake with a glass back - especially since the images don't show off any regulatory information. There's also the chance that this is a prototype, or something else all together. We aren't likely to find out for a while, though, with the current exception being that Apple will announce the phone at WWDC 2018 in June. [9to5Mac via Ubergizmo]