iPhone SE 3 renders, based on claimed leaked CAD images, show iPhone XR design

Iphone Se 3 Xr Render
Iphone Se 3 Xr Render (Image credit: Ten Tech Review)

What you need to know

  • New renders of a supposed iPhone SE 3 have been shared online.
  • The images were supposedly created from leaked CAD images.
  • The renders show an iPhone XR-like design despite almost all previous reports suggesting that won't happen this year.

Apple is now very much expected to release a new iPhone SE as soon as March or April of this year and new renders have appeared online that claim to be based on leaked CAD images of the new device. The renders show an iPhone SE that very much looks like a re-worked iPhone XR — despite almost all recent reports pointing to that very much not being the case.

The images, shared by Ten Tech Review, fly in the face of everything we've been hearing from previous leaks. From what we've been hearing, the iPhone SE 3 will look very much like the current model. Any iPhone XR-like design isn't now expected until 2024 at the earliest.


It is of course possible that these renders are indeed based on CAD images and that those images are related to a future iPhone SE. We won't know for sure until Apple announces something, of course.

Here's what Ten Tech Review has to say about the renders:

The dimensions remain exactly the same as on the previous model, 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm (8.2 mm with camera bump), however if we have a look at the front, we'll notice the design change here. The screen will measure 131.3 x 60.2 mm, that's 5.69″ screen based on our calculations.Apple got rid of massive forehead, chin and touch ID button. The front is very similar to iPhone XR, symmetrical bezels with a notch at the top. According to David's source, the notch isn't still 100% confirmed, however it's very likely we'll see the same notch on released device.

That could well be a future iPhone SE and if it is, it'll undoubtedly be the best iPhone for a whole load of people.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.