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It's time to meet iPhone SE Plus

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What you need to know

  • A new concept imagines what an iPhone SE Plus could offer.
  • The concept is a sort of an iPhone 11 crossed with an iPhone SE crossed with an iPhone 12.

Concepts of phones that are set to be announced are always fun, but you know what's funnest – that's still not a word, Apple – of all? Concepts of iPhones that will never see the light of day. Like this iPhone SE Plus.

The current iPhone SE is very popular thanks to its relatively small form factor and low price. But what if Apple made it bigger. And added some of the features we've seen from the more costly products like Face ID and MagSafe?

And then added something we haven't seen on any iPhone yet in the form of Touch ID built into the sleep/wake button.

Sounds pretty sweet, right? It looks it, too.

The iPhone for everyone. Introducing iPhone SE Plus. Say hello to the Liquid Retina display, powered by the industry leading A14 Bionic chip, ultra secure with TouchID on the Power Button, takes stunning pictures with the new wide-angle lens, opens a new way of possibilites with MagSafe, iOS 14.5 out of the box and even more...

Unfortunately, as great as this looks it's just not going to happen. Not least because there's little chance of Apple squeezing all of that tech into something that needs to retail for around $399. At least, not yet. Who knows what Apple will get around to launching in the next few years?

Until then, can I humbly suggest picking up the current iPhone SE and slapping one of the best iPhone SE cases onto it? You do want to keep it looking as good as possible for as long as possible, right?

Oliver Haslam
Contributor

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.