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4-incher from Apple to be called the iPhone 5se with A8, Live Photos, 8MP camera and NFC?

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4-incher from Apple to be called the iPhone 5se with A8, Live Photos, 8MP camera and NFC?
The biggest leak yet involving the rumored 4-inch iPhone has been passed along in a report published today. First things first. The video that purportedly showed a 4-inch iPhone looking like a miniature iPhone 6s is now said to be fake, according to today's report. The name of the device will be the Apple iPhone 5se as an "enhanced" version of the Apple iPhone 5s. The internal codename of the handset is N69.

The 4-inch iPhone 5se will be powered by the A8 chipset with the M8 motion co-processor included. This combination was employed by the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus. There will be an 8MP rear-facing camera, and a 1.2MP snapper in front, That matches the camera combo found on the iPhone 6. The model will have the capability to show Live Photos. This is the feature that records video of the 1.5-seconds before the shutter is snapped on a picture, and the 1.5-seconds afterward. The result is a 3-second clip that makes it appear as though your photograph has come to life. The camera also supports larger panoramas and autofocus for recording video.

Considering that one of the goals of the 4-inch iPhone is to expand the use of Apple Pay to emerging countries, the iPhone 5se will feature NFC. A barometer will measure elevation for the Health app. Connectivity support matches the Apple iPhone 6s' Bluetooth 4.2, VoLTE and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. The color options for the iPhone 5se will be Silver, Space Gray, Silver, & Rose Gold. Those are the same colors available for the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus.

Even though Live Photos will be a feature on the iPhone 5se, the screen will not include the 3D Touch feature. In fact, the display will be the same as the one used on 2013's iPhone5s. The chamfered edges are replaced with curved glass like on the iPhone 6s. Apple is looking for a way to allow iOS updates to be made available for the iPhone 5se without using the new iPhone design.

Apple is rumored to be holding a press event in March during which this phone will be unveiled. The actual launch will take place in March, or in April. A previously leaked roadmap for China Mobile suggests that it will be an April release for the model. The Apple iPhone 5se will replace the iPhone 5s in Apple's lineup, priced at the same $449.99.

The Apple iPhone 5se is reportedly being rolled off of the assembly line as you read this. Hopefully, Apple will soon be sending out invitations to its March press event.


source: 9to5Mac

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posted on 22 Jan 2016, 18:06 14

1. combatmedic870 (Posts: 555; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


I guess apple tdoesn'tthink there is a market for high in 4 inch screened phones. They are basically recycling the ip5s.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 18:07

3. combatmedic870 (Posts: 555; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


High end

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 22:19 5

22. sgodsell (Posts: 3235; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Basically this is an iPod touch 6th gen with NFC, and phone capabilities. So for an extra $250 you are only getting LTE and NFC. This is so NOT Worth it.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 05:11 1

38. Jimrod (Posts: 989; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


So don't buy it.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 09:42 2

52. j2001m (Posts: 2788; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


I am going to go off post and post some exclusive news about the new Samsung s7, as some are on About Apple making a good move removing the 32gb

The news is from my carphone contacts
2 sizes 5.1 and 5.5 in the uk comes with Samsung CPU
Both with 4gb of ram
And this is the big one sd card support
And the 2nd big one and the Apple under cut, they are only stocking 1 model type and that 64gb, 5.1 prices same as 16gb iPhone and 5.5 s7 prices same as iPhone plus 16gb, no joke

Please note the 1 64gb model I am in about the uk only what they offer in China may be less, but I think it will be the same for the USA, please note I be thinking they doing this to save cash so they do not need to stock more than 1 model

Also this is why all the models that have been in testing have all had 64gb

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 10:28

54. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


I think that's a good strategy from Sammy.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 18:46

8. vincelongman (Posts: 4106; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


If it has 2GB ram it would still be a major upgrade
But of course an A9 or A10 would have better

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 10:01

66. Suo.Eno (Posts: 480; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


I would assume 2GB RAM and a beefier battery takes a higher precedence over the SoC. Especially for those slightly disgruntled current larger screened user base.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 19:00 15

10. almostdone (Posts: 231; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


iPhone 5 (S)low (E)dition

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 23:26

28. joey_sfb (Posts: 5339; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Logically speaking if you don't need a big screen why do you need other high end spec? Maybe a top end camera but most user would rather go with the saving of a good camera over an excellent camera.

Remember if a low price modal get too popular it actually hurt Apple earning. What happened to the 32Gb iPhone again?

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 01:53

35. Wiencon (Posts: 1767; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


2GB of ram is a must

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 08:59 3

51. joey_sfb (Posts: 5339; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


In case you miss the point, Apple wants maximum profit even goes against popular demand.

So unless you and the rest of the Apple users are willing the pay similar price for the smaller screen model to give Apple the economic of scale it would not make sense for them.

Lower spec iPhone with lower price to compete in emerging markets would make more sense if

1) Bring in a sales that would otherwise be impossible in the current price bracket. Remember the iPhone 4s 8GB model for India.

2) Don't carnivores existing profit rather finds ways to maximise them. Removal of the 32Gb iPhone is a brilliant move from a business perpective as it drive sales to other higher storage capacity models. Its also help reduce apple iPhone stockpiles.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 18:06 1

2. wando77 (Posts: 808; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Nice bezels

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 11:18 1

58. srgonu (Posts: 228; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


Yeah, they make half the phone...beautiful ;)

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 18:10 1

4. SenorThrottles (Posts: 250; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


Seems like a decent upgrade over the 5S, the name is terrible though

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 18:28

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 19750; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Crazy name, but sounds like a solid mid ranger.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 18:34 2

6. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3781; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


I'm just wondering if they're going to pull the same thing as with the 5c and start out the base storage at 8GB. Live Photos would eat that up pretty quick.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 18:38 2

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 19750; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Good point, hope not. 32 minimum.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 20:34 2

16. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3781; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


I'll bet 16GB at most.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 11:34

60. IOSANDROID (Posts: 86; Member since: 30 Sep 2015)


I don't think that they'll release a 5se with 8gb but rather 16gb , also I believe that they should name it NEW iphone 5s or iphone 5s 2015 or whatever, just not iphone 5se

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 20:38 1

18. sip1995 (Posts: 1552; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Mid ranger....? Do you remember the 5C ? It was more like a high-end phone.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 00:08 4

29. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


No, it wasn't. It was iPhone 5 with cheap glossy plastic replacing iPhone 5 at same price, at the time of 5S. It was a cheap move by apple to milk more money out of customers. iPhone 5S just cost 100$ more, so naturally people have no other choice than to go for 5S.

1 year old flagships are midrange, not high-end.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 01:43

31. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Upper midrange*

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 04:09

37. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Depends on the device really. You wouldn't call htc m9 or oneplus 2 as upper midrange in 2016.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 10:36

55. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


So, by your logic, the Motorola Nexus 6 is still a flagship...

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 11:25 1

59. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Exactly the opposite.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 21:48

21. Subie (Posts: 458; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


Totally agree! If it's properly prices as a mid range phone Apple will definitely take some market share from Android in that segment IMO. And as far as the name - is it official? Otherwise we'll all find out when there is an official press release from Apple.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 22:44

24. sgodsell (Posts: 3235; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Are you for real. This phone is not worth $450. It has a low resolution display. Only an 8mp camera. And the same processor that comes in the $199 iPod touch. This phone is basically an iPod touch with LTE and NFC. Only the misinformed and gullible would ever think that they are getting the latest tech.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 01:47

32. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


This has always been Apple's practices.

Unfortunate for it's fans.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 06:30

41. tedkord (Posts: 10235; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


They have some real decisions to make right now. Signs are pointing to old models taking a bigger share of their sales this year. Do they really want to introduce a midrange phone that could attract more sales away from their flagships? If they do, how do they price it? A premium price could kill it, but an appropriate price could drive down flagship sales.

It's an interesting conundrum.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 12:01 1

61. combatmedic870 (Posts: 555; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


You mean they have to think about stuff all other manufacturers have had to do for years. Oh no....I mean....before this they would just f**k there customers(5c instead of selling the 5). People actually lost stuff with the 5c. Everyone I that bought I asked them why they bought it and them I told them why and how apple put it in there ass. They were no longer happy with their plastic iPhone.

If Apple had an open OS NOONE would buy an apple.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 18:51

9. Emmanuelz (Posts: 148; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)


Revolutionary

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 19:01 4

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 19750; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's a dumb post, when it's clear this phones replacing the entry level model. There's nothing revolutionary about that, nor should there be. Weak ass troll attempt at best.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 19:02 6

12. Joosty (Posts: 113; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Good move by Apple. Believe it or not, there's people who prefer smaller phones.

Also it's basically a 4 inch iPhone 6. Very nice.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 06:34

42. tedkord (Posts: 10235; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It's only an iPhone 6 on the back casing, and that's the worst part off the iPhone 6. Otherwise, it's an iPhone 5s.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 07:14

45. BaffledTruffle (Posts: 505; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


Well, it does have the A8 so it's not just the back cover.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 10:55

56. tedkord (Posts: 10235; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


You're not really going to notice a difference in performance between the A8 and A9 at 650p.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 21:15

64. BaffledTruffle (Posts: 505; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


Nah, You said it's a 5s. A7 and A8 is different story though.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 20:00 3

13. submar (Posts: 355; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


That 4inch phone can actually fit 4.5 inch screen but bezel

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 20:03 2

14. BradyCrack (Posts: 494; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


I like the bezel.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 20:05 1

15. BradyCrack (Posts: 494; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


Maybe they should make an enhanced original iPhone, that would be cool.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 20:35

17. sip1995 (Posts: 1552; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


So, basically it's the iPhone 5S with better processor and higher price.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 01:07

30. nodes (Posts: 681; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


hence the name is 5Se.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 21:18 1

20. AkoSiKuting (banned) (Posts: 88; Member since: 09 Dec 2015)


Haters gonna hate, but hell yeah take my money

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 22:40

23. darkkjedii (Posts: 19750; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


They can take mine with the 7+. I can't wait to see what it looks like.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 10:52 1

68. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8368; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Hate what? Apple making a third phone that is using recycled parts from an old model? As in, all the parts they got stuck with from those older models having poor sales?

I mean, the only way to explain how Apple can have the same hardware and use it in 3 different products for 3 years in a row, is they ordered tons and got stuff with thme from poor phone/touch/pad sales.

The older a components gets, the less it should cost.

How much you bet this phone will be no less than $499?

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 23:08

26. mayur007 (Posts: 563; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


To iphone 5s was a best looking phone from apple they should keep it same with little enhancements

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 23:09

27. Swordylove (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Jun 2015)


Can't wait for Android phonemakers to copy this move and start making worthy 4-inch phones again. Then I'll buy one of them. Yay!

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 01:51 1

34. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Copy what move?

LMAO, the Andoid world is much different from Apple's.

Keep on can't-waiting...

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 05:13

39. Jimrod (Posts: 989; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


http://samsungcopiesapple.tumblr.com/

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 06:37 3

44. tedkord (Posts: 10235; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The irony of that site is that most of what they list, Apple copied. The Samsung Gear S smartwatch had round icons a year before the iWatch was announced. Not to mention the fact that Samsung's UI on the Gear S2 is nothing like the iWatch UI (it's much better).

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 10:49

67. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8368; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


You're really reaching arent you. You need to look up the Tizen OS and see what it looked like before the Apple watch even existed. Samsung Gear S was upgraded to Tizen over Android long before the Apple Watch even was release.

If you hate Samsung so much, why come to the article.

Why dont you stop being a hypocrite and I want you to post everything Apple has ever copied in life. If you cant do that, then STFU and go somewhere else with your troliing ignorance.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 11:22 1

69. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8368; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


You're a hypocrite!

Here, in the article where PA was talking about Samsung Pay and Apple Pay, you posted the following:

"13. Jimrod (Posts: 377; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)
It makes me not care at all, I don't care who invents something, who copies whatever. I buy a device that does what I want it to do, use it and... Well that's it really.

This year my iPhone does everything I need it to, come upgrade time I may change to an Android phone or even Windows phone, I'll see what's about and decide then. Last time the iPhone won over the Samsung's and Sony's I tried out in the shop - for me."

Now look what you posted today? If you didnt care, what's up with the tumbler BS?

Oh and obviously you never seen Tizen.
https://www.google.com/search?q=tizen+os&biw=1920&bih=955&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwi8_9_D-MLKAhVHRyYKHTUJDC4Q_AUICCgD

Samsung took their own OS and shove it into the Gear S original which is a device that predates the Apple Watch. When the Gear S was release it originally had Android. With Android the device had terrible battery-life and lag issues. When they swapped it to Tizen less than a year after its release, it ran better, battery lasts longer and Samsung has more apps for it, though apps on a watch beyond some basic needs is dumb overall.

I don't have a problem with side by side comparisons of how something may not be as good or may be better than something else.

Every product Apple had is a copy. The fingerprint reader they BOUGHT was shoved into a home button that was large enough to get a print without a swipe. they didnt make that technology, they bought it. Those type of sensors already existed on other products, namely Windows PC's. So that means Apple copied someone.

The design of the Galaxy S6, is very similar to the Galaxy ATIV S which has a mixed build of metal and plastic. Speaker holes can only be put into metal by drilling. That isnt copying, ITS REQUIRED.

Samsung moved the speaker because people complained for years that soudn was muffled with it on the back. The Note 4 tried to deal with the issues. Samsung made the speaker grill stick out a bit which made the phone not be totally flat. The change was made because of customer complaints, not because Apple did it. Apple has had the speakers on the bottom since the first iPhone. If Samsung wanted to copy that, the first Galaxy S would have had the same. Why wait 9 years later?

The Galaxy S is the only device Samsung every made that copied the style and look of the iPhone. I've stated that many tims. But so what. The iPhone took dsign queues from other brands like LG.

Samsung had a device that has a centarlized speaker and home button. Though it wasnt a phone, it still predates the iPhone.

ARM announced that it was already makign 64Bit chips in their roadmap. They stated those would appear in phones by 2016/17. Apple being an ARM licensee just like Samsung simply rushed to be first. How can Samsung be copying the ARM

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 11:30

70. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8368; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


?...

If you want to be a gullible ignorant fanboy, then why dont you learn how to do web design, make an Apple fanboi site, so you and all your ignorant friends can all lie to each other until you turn pink.

But taking every Samsung article and trying to turn it into a hate fest is atrocious.

All companies copy. Apple has been stealing and copying since day one.

Just remember this fact. Without Wozniak, Steve Jobs would have still been a drug using, child abandoning @$$hole. All he cared about was how an idea would make money which Woz stated as a fact.

Steve stole Xerox's UI, they stole the look of the Mac from Braun products, they still product names, they steal tech and refuse to pay as we have seen with Sony-Ericcson. They stole ideas from the jailbreak community because they guys mostly teens and young adults dont have the money to fight Apple back.

I am so burned out because when I first came to this site it seems nice and cool and a nice place to read about recent tech. But this constant back and forth about Apple and peopel copying? Its stupid. They all company. For you to go out of your way just to implement Samsung, what about Apple? Have they dont any less? No!

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 08:31

47. Swordylove (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Jun 2015)


Making smaller phones again.

But I'm not interested in your ongoing Android-vs-iOS/Apple flame war. My post was not meant for it. I really sincerely want more choices of good 4"-4.3" Android smartphone. Apple releasing a new 4" phone could trigger it.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 06:35 4

43. tedkord (Posts: 10235; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The only problem is that for the last 4 years, Apple has been doing most of the copying.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 08:36 1

48. Swordylove (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Jun 2015)


Not going to argue who copies more. They have all been copying each other. But that's not the point of my post. I sincerely want more choices of good sub-4.5" Android smartphones.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 03:23

36. obedchuni (Posts: 159; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


techieXP son of a samsung already has 3.5 inch iphone 4s with 1 GB of ram

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 07:16

46. BaffledTruffle (Posts: 505; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


Actually am sort of interested but the 5s's 4-inch display is way too small for me now since I've started using a 4.7" incher.

I think I'm gonna have to go for the S5 indeed.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 08:53

50. JMartin22 (Posts: 1899; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


I hope they don't come up with more wacky and all over the place portfolio aliases like HTC and Sony do with various phones and specifications. Sounds like it's getting convoluted already. Why call this alleged phone the iPhone 5 anyway. It should take after the naming scheme of the year's flagship models.

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