This March, Apple is preparing to unveil a 4-inch iPhone 5se, not the iPhone 6c as earlier reported. The phone will reportedly have an A8 chip, curved glass, Live Photos and more.
It wasn't too long ago when an alleged iPhone 6c made the headlines. A new report, citing its "sources who have used the upcoming iPhone with a 4-inch display" now claims the rumor is not accurate.
Rather than releasing a smaller version of Apple's newest 4.7- and 5.5-inch iPhones, Apple will soon release an improved special edition of the iPhone 5s, according to 9to5Mac.
While the phone has a codename "N69," it will reportedly be named iPhone 5se when it releases a few months from now. According to the source, Apple employees explain that the "se" suffix signifies a "special edition" of the 4-inch iPhone screen size and an "enhanced" edition of the iPhone 5s.
The iPhone 5se rocks a design akin to Apple's flagship in 2013 but houses enhanced software and hardware features.
Here's a list of the improvements this boosted version of the iPhone 5s will reportedly have:
— It will feature curved glass akin to the new iPhones
— In terms of its camera, it has an 8MP main camera at the back and 1.2MP front-facing shooter for selfies and video chat
— It includes an NFC chip designed for Apple Pay
— It provides support for autofocus for video recording plus larger panoramas
— It is equipped with the A8 and M8 chips present in the iPhone 6
— It features a barometer to track elevation
— It includes VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2 plus 802.11ac WiFi chips which it borrowed from the iPhone 6s
— It is available in Space Gray, Silver,Gold and Rose Gold colors, like the iPhone 6s
— It features Live Photos present in the iPhone 6s
It is important to note that Live Photos will not take advantage of the 3D Touch technology, since the iPhone 5se's screen will be similar to the display of the iPhone 5s.
Rumor has it that Apple is currently mass producing the phone. It may also be released a month after it will be unveiled in March. The iPhone 5s will possibly be discontinued once the iPhone 5se hits the market.