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Supposed iPhone SE 2 screen protector leak points to an iPhone X-like notch

The rumored iPhone SE 2 is the one new iPhone that has a remote chance of being announced at Apple's WWDC 2018 keynote on Monday, and a new leak is giving us hope.

It's being outed by a new screen protector that has an updated all-screen design and a notch cutout at the top, according to hit-and-miss leaker Sonny Dickson.

This would give the iPhone SE 2 design a refreshed look for 2018, one that's in line with last year's all-screen iPhone X, but at a smaller, one-hand-friendly size.

Apple's flagship iPhone X2, iPhone X Plus, and LCD iPhone 9 are still expected to be on track for September. Yes, that means possibly four new iPhones in one year.

Photo Credit: Sonny Dickson

Photo Credit: Sonny Dickson

iPhone SE 2: If and when?

The problem with this leak is that it's easy to fabricate. You can easily shrink down a plastic screen protector and instantly manufacture buzz around the iPhone SE 2.

And a sequel to the original iPhone SE is long-rumored and has never materialized. The SE came out in March 2016, and every event since has yet to produce an update.

The WWDC 2018 keynote is expected to be a very software-focused, with a first look at iOS 12, macOS 10.14, and watchOS 5, and without new MacBooks and iPad Pros.

This iPhone SE 2 leak, if true, is a good sign that Apple is working on a new version of its smallest still-on-sale iPhone. Whether or not it makes a surprise appearance at WWDC next week is news that will have to wait until Monday.

Matt Swider

US Editor-in-Chief

Matt Swider is TechRadar's gadget-savvy, globe-trotting US Editor-in-Chief Editor who leads the US team in New York City. He began his tech journalism career all the way back in 1999 at the ripe at of 14, and first started writing for TechRadar in 2012. He's tested over 1,000 phones, tablets and wearables and commands a Twitter account of 600,000+ followers. Matt received his journalism degree from Penn State University and is never seen without his TechRadar headphones.