The iPhone SE 2’s name just leaked and it’s keeping one major feature

Apple is widely expected to release an updated iPhone SE later this year, with the 2018 iPhone SE 2 potentially being unveiled as soon as WWDC 2018. Now, we might also have an idea of what the Cupertino-based company’s next affordable phone will be called.

That’s because reliable mobile leaker Evan Blass, better known by his @evleaks Twitter handle, has taken to the social network to seemingly reveal that the next iPhone SE will carry a familiar moniker and simply be known as the iPhone SE (2018).

This makes a lot of sense, as Apple often opts for simplified product naming rather than incremental number-based updates – witness the new 9.7-inch iPad 2018. The iPhone tends to be the exception to this rule, but we wouldn’t be surprised if its next mid-range device is a clean swap of new for old.

Better still, such a device could bring back a much-loved feature, if another recent leak is to be believed.

When Apple ditched the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, it was a controversial decision to say the least. And while there’s no shortage of great wireless headphones around these days, some of us still prefer an old-fashioned audio experience.

Enter this video shared on YouTube by way of Chinese social media network Weibo. It allegedly shows a previously unseen Apple device that closely resembles the firm’s current affordable SE model.

While unconfirmed, the handset featured in the clip aligns with one major iPhone SE 2 rumour currently doing the rounds, which is that Apple will redesign its entry-level phone with a glass back so as to enable wireless charging.

More intriguingly still, it clearly shows a physical 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom of the phone.

Have a watch and see for yourself.

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It’s another decision that seems to make sense, as buyers looking for a value handset are potentially less like to want to shell out on expensive Bluetooth headphones to accompany their device.

Plus, it clearly differentiates premium Apple phones like the iPhone X from the firm’s more reasonably priced offerings, giving it a greater share of the market.

Just when we’ll see the iPhone SE 2018 remains to be seen. As we’ve said, WWDC remains a possibility, but failing that a September reveal at Apple’s traditional iPhone launch event seems fairly likely.

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