“Apple’s 4-inch smartphone revamp in the form of the iPhone 5se is getting more attention than ever before,” tech2 News reports. “After nowhereelse.fr released the first images of the 4-inch Apple iPhone, another website [onemorething.nl] has leaked out another image of the same phone, but this time placing it alongside an iPhone 5.”
“The image for the first time shows off how similar the iPhone 5se is to iPhone 5/5s models,” tech2 News reports. “While images had leaked out in the past, the source claims that the smartphone you see in the image [belowe] is actually a prototype.”
“According to a source that tipped 9to5Mac, the upcoming 4-inch iPhone will not be called the iPhone 7c, iPhone 6c or the iPhone 5e, but the iPhone 5se,” tech2 News reports. “In fact the same source also reports that new iPhone is coming March.”
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MacDailyNews Take: This “iPhone 5se,” as described (lacking 3D Touch, for example), lacks allure.
Apple is capable of producing a 4-inch iPhone that is modern in every respect, offering complete feature parity with iPhone 6s. So, why is Apple afraid to offer such a device?
Here’s to the following models, all with the exact same specs/feature sets) and their respective model names come September:
• 5.5-inch iPhone (2016)
• 4.7-inch iPhone (2016)
• 4-inch iPhone (2016)
Simple. Like Steve would’ve done by now.
In December, we ran a poll asking: “Want a 4-inch iPhone? What’s the LEAST it’d take for you to buy one?”
A whopping 84% wanted the same features and specs as current-gen iPhones.
The full results (576 votes):
• 67.88%: Only if it offered the same materials, features, and specs as current-gen iPhones
• 16.15%: In a polycarbonate case, but with the same features and specs as current-gen iPhones
• 12.5%: Whatever, I don’t care, as long as it’s got a 4-inch screen
• 3.47%: In a polycarbonate case with “last year’s” iPhone features and specs
Apple readies 4-inch ’iPhone 5se’ for spring release with Apple A8 SoC, curved edges – January 22, 2016