New iPhone SE 2 concept looks like a mini iPhone 11. And it's awesome

iPhone SE 2 concept
iPhone SE 2 concept (Image credit: ConceptsiPhone)

What you need to know

  • A new iPhone SE 2 concept has us excited.
  • It looks just like a mini iPhone 11.
  • Apple should Midnight Green all the things.

We've been hearing so many rumors about an iPhone SE 2 – or iPhone 9, depending on who you listen to – that it's difficult to believe that there isn't at least some fire to go with all the smoke. But we don't know what it's going to look like, which means concepts are filling the void. Like this one from Hubert Jarechowicz and ConceptsiPhone (via Cult of Mac).

Like all good concept videos this one follows Apple's tried and tested formula of a phone sliding around the screen with lots of reflections and whatnot. It looks stunning, and not only because this concept shows an device in the one true iPhone color, Midnight Green.

The concept reminds me of a cross between the original iPhone SE and the more recent iPhone 11. With that iPhone 11 Pro Midnight Green slathered all over it. And I like. I like it a lot.

Unfortunately, it isn't going to be what we get. The concept shows an iPhone with no Home button, which is highly unlikely. The screen-to-body ratio looks off, too. There's just too much of it, unfortunately. And the thought of a headphone jack returning to an iPhone is laughable at this point.

But that isn't really the point, here. Concept videos are great because they give us ideas for what Apple could, and maybe should do in the future.

Just don't expect it to happen in 2020.

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.