Budget iPhone SE 2 rumours resurface

Apple is expected to release a follow-up to the affordable iPhone SE this year, with new industry murmurings hinting at some of its potential features, according to Pocket Lint.

Sources claim that the iPhone SE 2 will have a premium design that includes a glass-covered rear surface and possibly capacitive charging capabilities that will make it convenient to top up without the need for wires.

The latest flagship iPhone models, including the cutting edge X handset, feature wireless charging, so it is not out of the question that it might appear on a cheaper sibling.

There is still debate over whether Apple will stick with the compact four inch display dimensions for this newcomer, or whether it will go bigger, in an effort to make it more comparable with other mid-range models. Some argue that the home button will be eliminated altogether, making more room for a bigger screen without increasing the size of the handset itself.

The power level of the iPhone SE 2 is expected to be on a par with that of the iPhone 7, so while it will not be cutting edge in terms of performance, the strength of Appleā€™s brand should help catalyse sales.