Rumor: Apple to release “iPhone 5se” under “iPhone SE” product name

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Date: Friday, February 26th, 2016, 09:24
Category: Hardware, iPhone, News, Rumor


Never doubt the words “Special Edition” when it comes to marketing.

A current rumor has it that Apple’s “iPhone 5se” will simple be offered as the “iPhone SE’, making this the first iPhone upgrade without a number in its name and would logically remove it from a yearly update cycle.

This makes sense, as Apple would have been moving backwards to having the number “5” in the product’s name at a time when the company is in the “6” lifecycle. The iPhone SE will replace the existing iPhone 5s and will take its price points.

The iPhone SE is rumored to look almost identical to the iPhone 5s, with the exception of slightly curved edges around the sides. The unit will feature an A9 processor for faster performance, an M9 chip for fitness tracking and always-on “Hey Siri” support, the ability to take Live Photos, an upgraded 8-megapixel camera system, an NFC chip for Apple Pay, and Apple’s latest WiFi, Bluetooth, and cellular hardware. Sources say it will come in 16GB and 64GB capacities and add the Rose Gold color option from the iPhone 6s.

Apple is thought to be holding an event on March 15th wherein it will release the iPhone SE on March 18th.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via 9to5Mac

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