Though some early rumours suggested the iPhone SE would have an iPhone 6-like design, it actually shipped in a chassis virtually identical to the iPhone 5s. Several Chinese manufacturers have created iPhone SE-styled casings styled like the iPhone 6s, dubbed the “iPhone 6 SE.”
Taking the parts from an official iPhone SE and cramming them into a new iPhone 6s-style backplate, Computer Bild constructed their own custom chassis. The design features a smaller backplate in a 4-inch form factor with rounded edges to fit the iPhone SE.
The company advised not to perform the upgrade if you’ve never opened an iPhone before.
Knock-off Chinese companies who made the phony “iPhone 6 SE” backplates included the official Apple logo and the iPhone 6 model number, but Computer Bild cautioned that this is not a high-quality part.
The Lightning and headphone connectors do not rest flush with the edge of the device, and buttons are difficult to press. There are also some cosmetic changes, including a camera hole that actually cuts through the casing’s antenna lines. Still, considering its low price (rear shells can be bought for under $20), testers said the “iPhone 6 SE” is “suitable for daily use.”
[via Cult of Mac]