What the iPhone 9 (SE 2) needs to be a success

  • The iPhone SE from 2016 was Apple's first budget phone and a new version of it called the iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2 might be coming out this spring. Rumors of an iPhone SE 2 have been percolating for a couple of years, and the timing couldn't be better.
    But in order for the iPhone 9 to be a success it needs to recapture some of that original iPhone SE mojo. With the iPhone XR and 11, Apple proved it can create phones packed with value. And it seems likely that the company could do the same for a truly budget iPhone.
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Comments • 80

  • Frank Dima
    Frank Dima 24 days ago

    It’s all about the SIZE!!! I use the SE because it’s small. If it goes to the size of the 8 then they are missing the point. Put the guts of the 11 in the original SE body and they got a winner for me.

  • S-Chassis Weekly
    S-Chassis Weekly 25 days ago

    I just want the SE Form factor. I’d pay Iphone 11 prices. Just want the form factor.

  • Zenik Torres
    Zenik Torres 29 days ago

    Stopping being stingy Apple and put in 4gb ram.

  • Pajzoo Lis
    Pajzoo Lis Month ago

    while every other mfg's are making full screen budget handsets

    apple rips off all the isheeps again, lol

  • Travis Williams
    Travis Williams Month ago +1

    What I think Apple should do is yes the camera from the 11 as well as the processor, maybe a bigger battery than the 8 and reduce the bezels if they can't do that then use the the 11 interior hardware on the 8 plus and call it the Se2 plus or 9 plus I would buy that and hit us up with that oled😍

  • Kirth Gersen
    Kirth Gersen Month ago

    256GB version and I'll buy it!

  • arben bytyqi
    arben bytyqi Month ago

    Be careful @pple ur losing money and u get hate

  • Nala!
    Nala! Month ago

    Wait. Did I just travel to the future? I just bought the 11

  • Danica
    Danica Month ago

    Im using the se now.. its still good and it was a hand me down

  • Christopher Sheridan

    if it has a full screen, decent battery and 399. I may buy it.

  • Bekim Uka
    Bekim Uka Month ago

    What it mean SE...???

  • Cornell Waters
    Cornell Waters Month ago

    ,📱 Thank You!

  • Mark S
    Mark S Month ago

    Smaller iPhone, High battery life and good storage is all i need

  • Densio Decatoria
    Densio Decatoria Month ago

    The se2/9plus will look like the 7/8 plus, like if you have imagine that too~¿

  • Iain Donald
    Iain Donald Month ago

    I’m relieved that apple is keeping a 4.7 phone in the range. I use a Nikon dslr camera, an iPad 12.9. I don’t need a large phone with fancy phone cameras that is trying to be a tablet. A small form phone is what I need. The extra power is good, and the camera handy. A phone that is actually pocket size is perfect for me. I also like the design of the older phones. It’s quite iconic and retro so far as phone design goes. I despise having the latest thing anyway.

  • gdlywom
    gdlywom Month ago

    Oh, hey..... it's the funny big guy!!! 👋🏾
    I'm so waiting to upgrade to an iPhone 9 (I have a 6s and an SE)! 😃

  • Adam TV
    Adam TV Month ago

    I would love to get something like 4,2 inches OLED screen in an iPhone SE body.

  • Dopamine
    Dopamine Month ago

    I just hope the se is a small phone, I hate large phones.

  • catbird
    catbird Month ago

    Apple farms us all. We are such sheep

  • Andres Valdevit
    Andres Valdevit Month ago

    For me, needs to have USB-C, if not I wont even consider it. Wireless charge would be good too.

  • three bedrooms
    three bedrooms Month ago

    release phones for free, and rely on services to make money. easy.

  • Roger Wittekind
    Roger Wittekind Month ago

    I own an SE and I was pissed when I found out it recorded monophonic videos.
    And it took a few more years before any Apple could record Stereophonic videos.

  • Roger Wittekind
    Roger Wittekind Month ago

    Damn it. There are two things I hate.
    I hate it when people review a phone and when they show the screen they prove they never installed a SIM card so they can't see things like LTE+ or the problems with NameID on iPhones.
    And I hate it when someone talks about an iPhone SE and shows the back of a phone that looks like an SE but it doesn't show an SE on the back the way my SE does.

  • Jeramie Tibon
    Jeramie Tibon Month ago

    Where did CNET find this guy? Lol

  • kramshiron
    kramshiron Month ago

    It probably will be but to me it’s an old design with updated internals....time to bring its design into 2020 APPLE

  • Triston S
    Triston S Month ago

    IPhone 5........

  • Robert Pepe
    Robert Pepe Month ago

    Any chance of a 4 inch screen?

  • sai ram
    sai ram Month ago

    Not too expensive also

  • sai ram
    sai ram Month ago

    Waiting for se 2
    I love the desing of se small and ideal look of desing

  • Anthony NYC
    Anthony NYC Month ago

    Still using my SE...won't let it go til I have to....and Apple knows there are so many of us for sure....they sold over 30 million of the se.....so weird that they thought 30 million people would let go and get big phones....the se2 sounds too big....let's see if it's even real....so many years of rumor....but getting ready for new battery in my se...hope I can still do it....love this phone the best!

  • Adithya Narayan
    Adithya Narayan 2 months ago

    You are totally right!!!

  • Tlanmawia Khiangte
    Tlanmawia Khiangte 2 months ago

    Cheap thats all.

  • Angellou Sutharsan
    Angellou Sutharsan 2 months ago

    I would be happy to get the 12 pro in a size that’s a tiny bit larger than the 5

  • Elbert Lee
    Elbert Lee 2 months ago

    A13 with night optics photo & a $399 and $499 is a good foundations. The rest can be be vanilla

  • Aditya Chaurasia
    Aditya Chaurasia 2 months ago

    Can it come with 5G ? I hope it does.

  • Kevin Bruenjes
    Kevin Bruenjes 2 months ago

    I’m hyped. I love it already

  • Lyle Pellerin
    Lyle Pellerin 2 months ago +1

    I hope the iPhone 9 or SE2 gets a dual cam

  • dawn berlin
    dawn berlin 2 months ago

    I am expecting iPhone 12. But I heard the new 12 still keep the notch. If so, I will pass it! I hate the notch so much.

  • Shaun Das
    Shaun Das 2 months ago +3

    ive had my se for close to 4yrs now! time for an upgrade, so praying the SE2 is real

  • Sebu
    Sebu 2 months ago

    Once you get used to a bigger phone, you cannot go back!

  • Talk ID
    Talk ID 2 months ago +1

    simple: iphone 8 but with ip 11 spec

  • CyberReiter CyberSurfer

    Same size iPhone se = I buy it. If not = I use my Huawei

  • Matthew Scheid
    Matthew Scheid 2 months ago

    The iPhone SE 2 must be the same size with fresh internals or I might switch to the even smaller Light Phone 2 for $350. I’ll miss the camera though. My current SE has terrible old-battery syndrome, and last week the lock button stopped working. Apple will not be getting a $49 for a new battery and $269 for a new lock button repair on a 2016 iPhone from me.

  • Chris JK
    Chris JK 2 months ago

    0:40 SE2/iPhone 9 "because Apple skipped a number - 8, X (10), 11."
    Yeah, they also skipped the 7S to release the 8... so, IMO, maybe it'll be something different like the XIR (11 R), or 12R?

  • Catarina Marmelada
    Catarina Marmelada 2 months ago

    I need a new IPhone for way too long but they are gigantic for my taste. I just keep on buying the SE over and over again -.-

  • Muhammad Amry Sahrir
    Muhammad Amry Sahrir 2 months ago

    They only need 5s and 6s user to upgrade

  • Josh
    Josh 2 months ago +5


    This comment section: *tHaT's aN iPhoNe 5 IdIOt.*

  • Dafaq Dude
    Dafaq Dude 2 months ago +1

    Small size + home button + headphone jack = Take my money already
    And gimme 2 of those in case you stop making small phones again and I need a new phone in 2 years.

  • Jacob Yother
    Jacob Yother 2 months ago

    😂 They need to make a budget MacBook

  • Peter E
    Peter E 2 months ago

    Still using my SE

  • Wabbitseasonz
    Wabbitseasonz 2 months ago

    You couldnt bend the iphone SE
    You could bend the iphone 6

  • Caligula
    Caligula 2 months ago

    Oled, good camera, good price

  • Mattia Gnoato
    Mattia Gnoato 2 months ago

    And there is me using a 7 and a half year old iPhone 5S from 2013 on iOS 12 still going very smooth!!

  • Josiah Volz
    Josiah Volz 2 months ago

    Seeing all these tech heads throwing in fancy features like two cameras and wireless charging. This phone might have wireless charging because three generations of iPhones have it now, but it will probably only have one camera. Screen size, bezels, Face ID, multiple cameras. Those are things the average consumer is fine with sacrificing. Which is one of the reasons why the SE was a success to begin with. If it has bezels, a single camera from the 11, a 4.7” Retina display, A13 Bionic, and Touch ID, people will buy this phone like crazy at $399.

  • sturg gaming
    sturg gaming 2 months ago

    So according to this guy apple is going to get rid of their notch design which made them billions on the iphone x and xs to back to having a home botton and a smaller screen ....

    HANDPAN 2 months ago +11

    So disappointing. I'll wait for iphone SE 3 in 5s body forever.......

  • leonlovesapple
    leonlovesapple 2 months ago

    That’s a iPhone 5 🤦🏽‍♂️

  • enesjei
    enesjei 2 months ago

    Big screen phone lovers are those who has larger hands, loves to stream videos, play games, and edit things on small screen, cause apparently laptop or tab is inconvenient to carry around for them.
    I honestly kinda disappointed that Apple would ditch the SE size, cause i couldn't careless about screen size, i just love SE form factor. It fits perfectly on my tiny hands

  • K FC
    K FC 2 months ago

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  • Carlitox b
    Carlitox b 2 months ago +8

    remember the iPhone SE?
    well I'm watching this video on one of those

    • notdeepee
      notdeepee Month ago

      My SE's battery is bad too but other than that it's still looks and feels like new (no scratches anywhere).

    • leebloketube
      leebloketube Month ago

      I broke my 5s and immediately went out and bought a 6. I’m now on the iPhone 11 Pro but I really do miss the smaller phones

    • Mattia Gnoato
      Mattia Gnoato 2 months ago +2

      Carlitox b I’m on a 5S that is still going strong! (if you don’t count the battery lol but love it nonetheless)

  • Joshua Esteban
    Joshua Esteban 2 months ago

    The reason why is it a Good idea for apple because their cheaper alternatives have a higher sales rate than their flagship phones

  • TheCoasterConnoisseurs
    TheCoasterConnoisseurs 2 months ago

    I’m betting with the 5.4” inch one. A little bit bigger than the last but not as big as anything above the X

  • supergroove
    supergroove 2 months ago

    Apple, please don’t call it the iPhone 9. Not only does it not make sense, you’ll be painting yourself into a corner (again) with that naming scheme. Where do you go from there?

  • Alexander Winter
    Alexander Winter 2 months ago


    WTFGAFS 2 months ago

    I would pay 399 for a13, 3gb of ram, 64gb of rom, 4,7 inch display as the older iphone and most importantly a fking headphone jack

  • vhira
    vhira 2 months ago

    Will it have 5G?

  • Jesus Tamayo
    Jesus Tamayo 2 months ago

    that's the iphone5 0:00 - 0:09

  • The Rock
    The Rock 2 months ago +1

    SE 2 coming with dual sim? I mean one E-sim & second one physical

  • Wesley Dechavez
    Wesley Dechavez 2 months ago

    *Mall Cop*

  • Alex Mercer
    Alex Mercer 2 months ago

    Not the screen of iPhone 8, at least a bezel less screen with some notch.

  • Robin Seibel
    Robin Seibel 2 months ago +1

    I'm ready to replace my 3+ year old iPhone SE, and the rumors about the iPhone SE2/iPhone 9 sound perfect, especially the possibility of 128 GB. The 16 GB of storage on my iPhone SE is underwhelming at best.

  • Salman
    Salman 2 months ago

    iPhone 5 is the best design made by Apple !

  • EL HABIBI de Mexico
    EL HABIBI de Mexico 2 months ago

    I made VLOGS using iPhone 9, i mean Iphone SE!

  • Leo Paulo Jiao
    Leo Paulo Jiao 2 months ago +4

    He's holding a 5 not an SE 😂😂

  • Berek Exer
    Berek Exer 2 months ago

    Yeah, first 20 seconds could have told you this guy knows nothing about tech.

  • Aminu Abdullahi
    Aminu Abdullahi 2 months ago +3

    hnestly if it has portrait mode im sold

  • Josiah Olantes
    Josiah Olantes 2 months ago +136

    “Remember the iphone SE?”
    Apparently he doesn’t.
    That’s an iphone 5 genius.

    • Mati Hawks
      Mati Hawks Month ago


    • Stijn Schuurman
      Stijn Schuurman Month ago

      My thougts from the first second

    • Roger Wittekind
      Roger Wittekind Month ago

      Good eye because the SE would say SE on the back. BTW this isn't the first review this guy has screwed up and I have lost faith in CNET for other reasons.

    • Rennie Ash
      Rennie Ash Month ago +1

      I saw the dark grey and thought : I don’t remember the SE with that colour.
      Maybe they don’t have one :)

    • sema6008
      sema6008 2 months ago

      For real 😂😂😂

  • Markus Nandorson
    Markus Nandorson 2 months ago

    If it has the main camera like the iPhone 11 , body of the 8 , A13 processor and Touch ID ; I’m sold 👌🏻

  • Thunoli
    Thunoli 2 months ago

    Pls give me that se

  • alex3261
    alex3261 2 months ago

    Great video!
    I love my iPhone SE, as is small , light and fast. I have it for almost 4 years now, and the only thing it needs is a battery replacement. I'm looking forward to the new generation and I will gt one as soon as it is released. If not, I will get an iPhone 11 Pro. However, I will keep the old SE as a media player and as car navigation system via Appple Car Play.