Will your old iPhone SE 2 (2020) case fit the new SE 3 (2022)?

iPhone SE (2022) hero
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Will your old iPhone SE 2 (2020) case fit the new SE 3 (2022)?

Best answer: Yes. The iPhone SE 2 (2020) and iPhone SE 3 (2022) have the exact same dimensions, so cases are interchangeable.

Some noticeable improvements

The iPhone SE 3 (2022) has some fabulous new features. The new handset features a powerful A15 Bionic chip. It has an upgraded camera, with Smart HDR 4, Deep Fusion, Photographic Styles, and more. You'll be able to use it longer between charges due to improved battery life. The iPhone SE 3 can access a faster 5G connection so you can do more with less lag time, though it's important to note that it only supports Sub-6 5G and not the faster mmwave like the iPhone 13 family. The third-generation iPhone SE has a lot to offer new iPhone users, people on a budget, or folks who want a smartphone that "just works" and don't want a bunch of bells and whistles.

New phone, same form

Apple has kept the same compact form factor and dimensions across several iPhone models, including the Home Button and Touch ID. The iPhone SE 3 measures 5.45-by-2.65-by-0.29 inches, or 138.4-by-67.3-by-7.3 millimeters, just like the iPhone SE 2 (2020). The buttons and ports remain in the same locations as well. The camera area is also the same, so that won't be an issue either. Incidentally, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 also share the same dimensions, so if you're coming from one of those older iPhones, you can still use the same case. Of course, if you do want a new case anyway, we've got some suggestions for the best iPhone SE 3 cases.

Karen S Freeman

Karen is a contributor to iMore.com as a writer and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. She's also a contributor at TechRadar and Tom's Guide. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, CNET, AppAdvice, and WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.