It’s probably just a coincidence, but screen protectors for an unannounced iPhone are now available to buy ahead of an Apple event.
Update (09/15/2020): Not too long after the initial report regarding the availability of these screen protectors, Best Buy has pulled the listing. A quick search for the accessory comes up blank, and even using the direct link to the product page only shows a warning message that reads, “We’re sorry, something went wrong.”
This doesn’t necessarily mean anything. It doesn’t confirm Apple is going to launch an iPhone SE Plus, let alone announce one today. But, it also doesn’t mean that an iPhone SE Plus doesn’t exist at all, either. Best Buy could launch the product again, either with the same product name or a different one, in the near future.
Still, it’s an interesting development.
The original article continues below.
Earlier this year, there was a rumor going around that Apple was planning to launch a “Plus” version of its new iPhone SE variant. The handset was also referred to as an “iPhone 9 Plus” at the time. Ultimately that did not come to fruition, but apparently the dream is not quite dead. As first noted today by AppleInsider, Best Buy‘s Insignia brand has launched screen protectors for an “iPhone SE Plus” today.
And these aren’t just available to pre-order, either. A quick search indicates the screen protectors, which retail for $14.99, are available to buy right now. You can even buy them in your local store, probably. And just in case there was any confusion, the screen protectors are called “Glass Screen Protector for iPhone SE Plus 2020 – Clear”.
Of course, this is obviously not meant for an “iPhone SE Plus”, unless Apple plans to announce the device at today’s upcoming “Time Flies” event. But with the expectation being Apple isn’t going to announce any new iPhones today, that’s probably not the case. What’s more, the product page for the screen protectors say they will fit the iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone 6 Plus, and the iPhone 7 Plus.
The iPhone SE Plus, if it ever does launch, is said to feature a design similar to the iPhone 8 Plus. Which makes sense, considering the iPhone SE (2020) shares the iPhone 8‘s design.
Would you buy an iPhone SE Plus?