A photo posted on Slashleaks appears to show the rear shell of a glass-backed iPhone on top of a document referring to Ion-X glass. Ion-X is the type of glass used in the non-sapphire Apple Watch Sport screen, and while the SE hasn’t been specifically mentioned as a candidate for a glass-backed update, there has been no shortage of rumors about Apple going that way for its new iPhones.
The case features what appears to be a camera opening that doesn’t protrude from the back and another hole underneath, possibly for the flash. Apple has been mum on its plans for the SE line of iPhones since releasing its first—and so far only—model last March.
Instead of updating the SE this March, Apple simply doubled the storage of the device at the same price, which led most to believe that was the only update it would get this year. The photo provides no context for scale, making it impossible to confirm the actual dimensions of the pictured phone, so it’s also possible the image shows an iPhone 7s or iPhone 8, if it’s even real.