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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: 672; 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: 672; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


High end

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 22:19 5

22. sgodsell (Posts: 3877; 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: 1404; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


So don't buy it.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 09:42 2

52. j2001m (Posts: 2974; 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: 4569; 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: 505; 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: 5981; 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: 1920; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


2GB of ram is a must

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 08:59 3

51. joey_sfb (Posts: 5981; 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: 955; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Nice bezels

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 11:18 1

58. srgonu (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


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

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 18:10 1

4. SenorThrottles (Posts: 284; 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: 22016; 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: 4452; 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: 22016; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Good point, hope not. 32 minimum.

posted on 22 Jan 2016, 20:34 2

16. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4452; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


I'll bet 16GB at most.

posted on 23 Jan 2016, 11:34

60. IOSANDROID (Posts: 87; 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: 1592; 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: 945; 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: 3877; 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: 12199; 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.

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