The last time the iPhone SE appeared in an Apple presentation was on this 2018 slide to see how it was scrapped for materials.
An obvious leak in the Apple Store suggests that a new phone called iPhone SE will be available soon.
A product title for a Belkin screen protector in the Apple online shop listed the supported devices as iPhone 7, 8 and SE. This seems to indicate that a new SE is the same size as an iPhone 7 or 8, making the new SE larger than its 4-inch predecessor from 2016. The product page has since been updated to the name of the iPhone SE to remove. it now says only 7 and 8.
This leak confirms a vague rumor from 9to5Mac that was released just a short time ago that cited a "tip from a very trustworthy reader" that Apple is only a few days away from announcing a new low-cost iPhone and the phone is called iPhone SE would, not the iPhone 9 or the iPhone SE 2. Like so many other Apple products, it would differ from its predecessors by its year of release (2020).
This report also claims that the phone will be available in white, black, and product red and will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB configurations. Users who don't download a lot of games or rich media files are likely to be served easily by the 128 GB configuration, although 64 GB is rather small for most.
The first iPhone SE was launched in 2016 shortly after the launch of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. While these two phones had 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens, the iPhone SE retained the 4-inch size of the iPhone 5 a few generations earlier.
This made it attractive to users who were turned off by large phones that can be more difficult to enter with one hand. The iPhone SE was also relatively cheap; It combined the A9 processor of the iPhone 6S with the form factor and functions of the older iPhones.
The iPhone SE was popular until it was discontinued in 2018 along with the launch of the iPhone XS.
While the new SE would likely be cheaper and smaller than the current top iPhones (iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max), it seems that it would share its size and design with the iPhone 8, which is roughly is in size on the iPhone 6S.
In other words, consumers who liked the iPhone SE because they thought the iPhone 6S was too big will be disappointed, but they'll likely still get a modern Apple processor in a phone that is significantly smaller than the current flagships .