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.