Just imagine if this jaw-dropping concept was the 2022 iPhone SE

Iphone Se 2022 Concept
Iphone Se 2022 Concept (Image credit: ConceptsiPhone)

What you need to know

  • Apple is rumored to be planning a new iPhone SE launch for 2022.
  • A new concept imagines what a new iPhone SE could look like.
  • Details are slim, so I'm going to use some artistic license to fill in the gaps.

Apple's iPhone SE has been a popular device thanks to a combination of low price and strong performance. But it's getting ready for a refresh, and rumors have that happening in the first half of 2022. But what could that look like? According to one concept, it could look pretty sweet indeed.

Shared by ConceptsiPhone, a new render shows off what they believe an iPhone SE could look like if it arrives next year. And there's a lot going on here.

Let's start with the video.

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Unfortunately the concept doesn't really go into any details as to what we're looking at here, so I'm going to read between the lines. Yes, that's a hole-punch camera up top and no, there is no Home button. That, to me, would suggest that a Touch ID sensor could be built into the sleep/wake button, just like the new iPad mini and popular iPad Air. Makes sense, right?

This isn't the first time the possibility of a hole-punch camera has been brought up, of course. iPhone 14 is rumored to be going that route as well, although the idea of an iPhone SE device getting one before the flagship model seems unlikely.

Still, this is a concept that's fun to look at and ponder. The chances of this actually being the new iPhone SE are slim. But we can hope, right? This thing would definitely be the best iPhone for a whole ton of people — especially if Apple was able to keep the price to traditional iPhone SE levels.

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.