Leaked iPhone SE screen assembly shows it’s missing one key feature


The iPhone SE is on the left, the iPhone 6s is on the right. What's missing?
The iPhone SE is on the left, the iPhone 6s is on the right. What's missing?
Photo: Nowhereelse.fr

Earlier today, we heard some disappointing news: The 4-inch iPhone SE probably won’t come with 3D Touch, Apple’s new force-sensitive touchscreen technology. Now, a leaked screen assembly purported to be of the iPhone SE seems to confirm that report as being true. Bummer!

The leaked iPhone SE assembly was first spotted by French site Nowhereelse.fr. As you can see from the side-by-side image above, the iPhone 6s screen has 3D Touch modules at the top and bottom left of the assembly. The iPhone SE, though, does not have these modules, seemingly proving that 3D Touch will remain exclusive to the iPhone 6s (and upcoming iPhone 7) … at least for now.

That’s not to say the iPhone SE will suck, though. Earlier today, KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo said the iPhone SE would come with an A9 chip, NFC, Touch ID, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, Live Photos support, and a larger 1,642 mAh battery, as well as a 12-megapixel camera. Sounds like a lot of phone for $500, 3D Touch or not.

Source: Nowhereelse.fr

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  • M S i N Lund

    But at least it will be cheap.
    (two, three, four…)

    • TechnoBuff

      How is the rumored price of $400 cheap???? I dont get it…. for a phone with less features ??

      • M S i N Lund

        Wait for it…
        Look up…

  • Hein S

    iPhone SE 4-incher….