In 2017, we saw Apple launch three new iPhones in the form of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X. There was no mention of the iPhone SE which launched in 2016, although there was a rumor in 2017 that suggested that the iPhone SE 2 (or whatever Apple plans on calling it) could be launched in 2018.


Whether or not that is true remains to be seen, but a new report from (via 9to5Mac) has revealed some additional alleged details about the upcoming handset. According to the report, the iPhone SE 2 is expected to maintain its form factor for the most part, but there will be one design change is that it will feature a glass back, which is designed to help facilitate wireless charging.

While this is unofficial information, it doesn’t really come as a surprise. Given that Apple’s 2017 iPhones all support wireless charging, it is safe to assume that Apple’s iOS devices moving forwards will support the technology as well. Not to mention Apple is also expected to launch their AirPower charging mat later this year, so presumably putting wireless charging into the iPhone SE 2 will motivate customers to pick up the accessory.

In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but since iPhone announcements are typically reserved for the later part of the year, we’re probably still quite a long way off from hearing anything official.

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