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April 23, 2020

The iPhone SE is the last hurrah of each generation of iPhone

The range of hardware seemingly now known as iPhone SE is in some ways the last hurrah for a generation of iPhone.

The iPhone SE 2016 was the ultimate of the iPhone 4/5/5S line, and the iPhone SE 2020 is the ultimate 6/6S/7/8.

John Gruber says it well in his 2020 model review, “Like the iPhone 5-style 2016 iPhone SE before it, the new iPhone 6-style iPhone SE feels like the canonical ideal of the form factor it embodies.”

The iPhone SE of 2023 or 2024 will no doubt be the ultimate, best-of, version of the iPhone X/XS/11 range.