The iPhone SE 3 offers things like 5G and an A15 Bionic processor — but does Apple‘s budget smartphone come with MagSafe? Apple traditionally isn’t thought of as a ‘budget’ smartphone company. When most people think of the iPhone, they think of an expensive handset with all the latest specs and features. While this is true of some iPhones, that’s not the case for all of them.

Since its introduction in 2016, the iPhone SE has been Apple‘s affordable iPhone option. The first and second-gen models were available for $399, while the latest iPhone SE 3 starts at $429. For that price, the iPhone SE 3 packs a fairly impressive punch. It has Apple‘s latest A15 Bionic processor, 5G connectivity, up to 15 hours of video playback for battery life, and an IP67 dust/water resistance rating. If you want an iPhone but can’t stomach the price of an iPhone 13, the iPhone SE 3 is worth your consideration.

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Unfortunately, choosing the iPhone SE 3 does come with a few drawbacks. It has some immediately noticeable disadvantages, such as big display bezels and only a single camera on the back. Another downside is its lack of MagSafe support. Not having MagSafe came as a bit of a shock — especially considering this is the first new iPhone since the iPhone 12 without the functionality. While there were rumors that MagSafe was finally coming to this version of the SE, the iPhone SE 3 does not support MagSafe in any fashion.

iPhone SE 3 Doesn’t Work With Any MagSafe Accessories

As a quick refresher, MagSafe is the magnetic accessory system Apple introduced with the iPhone 12 series (and continued with the iPhone 13). Using a series of magnets on the back of the iPhone, MagSafe allows a wide array of accessories to snap on and off. This includes wireless chargers, battery packs, wallets, car mounts, and more. It’s not a game-changing system, but it is a nice one to have.

Since the iPhone SE 3 doesn’t have MagSafe magnets built into its body, new and existing MagSafe accessories won’t work with it. This doesn’t mean Apple’s abandoning MagSafe in any way. Instead, not including it on the iPhone SE 3 was likely a simple cost-cutting decision. The body of the iPhone SE 3 is essentially the same one used for the SE 2. Integrating MagSafe into it would be nice, but it’d also require a more significant overhaul.

While it’s impossible to predict the future, there could be hope for a future iPhone SE that does have MagSafe. Rumors suggest that the next iPhone SE may have a redesigned body that looks similar to more recent iPhones. If that’s true, there’s reason to believe MagSafe is added then. That doesn’t do anything to change the fact that MagSafe isn’t on the Apple iPhone SE 3, but the future does look promising.