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New 4-inch handset from Apple to be called the iPhone SE?

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New 4-inch handset from Apple to be called the iPhone SE?
As rumors starting circulating that Apple was going to build a 4-inch Apple iPhone, a screen-size not seen on an Apple handset since the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c, there was talk that the phone would be called the Apple iPhone 6c. When the world's largest carrier, China Mobile, had a Road Map leaked in December, the 4-inch iPhone was listed for an April release as the Apple iPhone 7c.

The next rumored name for the model was the Apple iPhone 5se. That moniker appeared to be the final rumored title for the new 4-inch iPhone. Talk of a media event to be held on March 15th started to pick up steam. Expected to be unveiled on that date besides the 4-inch iPhone, is a 9.7-inch variant of the Apple iPad Pro and a refresh version of the Apple Watch.

Speculation has the Apple iPhone SE resembling the iPhone 5s

Speculation has the Apple iPhone SE resembling the iPhone 5s

Today, a new report reveals that the 4-inch Apple iPhone will be known as the iPhone SE. If true, this will be the first time that Apple's smartphone won't contain a number in its name since the OG Apple iPhone from back in 2007. While the specs of the device are said to be very much similar to the specs on the Apple iPhone 6s (A9 SoC with the M9 co-processor, Touch ID, NFC, Apple Pay, Live Photos, 16GB/64GB variants, and more), the design of the phone is said to resemble the iPhone 5s. But even that is far from being a slam dunk. A leaked sketch allegedly showing the 4-inch iPhone reveals that it is closer to the Apple iPhone 6 in looks than the iPhone 5s.

While we should learn a lot about the Apple iPhone SE in the weeks ahead, as we get closer to the 15th of March we expect to see a exponential rise in rumors and leaks related to this phone. Apple has a large number of potential buyers on the sidelines. These consumers do not feel comfortable with a 4.7-inch screen in their hands, but they also want to have an iPhone as powerful and full of features as the iPhone 6s. These are the people that the iPhone SE will be marketed to.

source: iPhoneabonnementen.com (translated) via 9to5Mac

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posted on 26 Feb 2016, 21:39 14

1. fyah_king (Posts: 260; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


Nice, iPhone same edition.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 00:42 4

10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10439; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Am I the only one that noticed PA used a photo of the iPhone 5 and said it was a 5S in the article?

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 02:31

15. ThePython (Posts: 874; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Nope, noticed that too. One would think a tech news website should know the difference.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 06:49 3

22. sgodsell (Posts: 3323; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Since they do not have the actual images. Then they are using the iPhone 5s. However everyone who has seen it, said that it looks very close to the iPhone 5s. In any case fyah_king has a good point. Also if Apple prices it roughly the same, then it will be the (S)ame (E)xtortions when it comes to pricing.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 08:10

27. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10439; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Re-read comment 10.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 08:24

31. darkkjedii (Posts: 20016; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lmao. Whoa.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 08:22

30. darkkjedii (Posts: 20016; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I had to go back and look again. You're right.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 20:58

39. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8811; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


That's what happens when you make all your phones look the same. You can't tell the 6 from the 6s either. Unless you get a rose gold one

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 00:51 2

11. jeeta444 (Posts: 154; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


"Silly Edition"

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 21:43

3. aegislash (Posts: 255; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


Jeesh...a report could come out that it's called 'iPhone Penis6c' and Phonearena would report on it. Never seen so much concern over the name of a device before.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 21:54

5. vincelongman (Posts: 4150; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Terrible name IMO

IMO they just have an iPhone, with all specs the same except battery size and price
Like how there was 11" and 13" Macbook Airs, and 13" and 15" Macbook Pros

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 22:25 1

6. zeppo (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


Suk Edition

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 05:03 3

20. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


iSuck edition.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 22:57 3

7. shiftt (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 May 2015)


A big piece of iPhone users are on the 4inch model so....

"Sales Edition"
"Sells Edition"
"Small Edition"
"Same Edition"

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 22:57

8. Evan_C (Posts: 145; Member since: 15 Dec 2014)


looking forward to whatever the iPad news are instead of this

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 23:57

9. grbrao (Posts: 281; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


no matte what apple do, market is already saturated, until they come with a ground braking tech or so called innovation, people wont be switching there phone... good luck apple

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 01:35

12. Dreamboat (Posts: 38; Member since: 29 Apr 2015)


It'll flop

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 02:05 11

13. dimas (Posts: 1960; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Sheep Edition? Excuse me, I'm just walking around. Don't mind my opinions just carry on, thank you.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 02:31

14. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1498; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


haha +1

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 05:00 2

19. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


RoTfLmFaO... iDiot edition.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 07:14 1

24. bucky (Posts: 2470; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


See, he said a little joke and you just had to take it there. When you grow up, you will be that guy that makes everyone uncomfortable at the bar.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 07:54 2

25. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Owning an iPhone makes you a king among stupid people.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 14:16

37. jovy1212003 (Posts: 11; Member since: 27 Feb 2016)


Why are you calling your self stupid then? I like how all android fans post on Apple links to talk junk while the doctors and lawyers of the world are out doing their thing on their iphone!!!!

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 02:39 2

16. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1498; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


I love the fact that they're going back to the 5s design. Which is the best designed iPhone IMO

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 05:37

21. Suo.Eno (Posts: 489; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


Arguable. Visually maybe but not down to the same thickness and the same batt capacity. Hell at this point in time I'm willing to bet someone else' farm that there's a ready 6S percentile wanting to drop theirs for something TWICE the 5S thickness no problem so long as it comes also with 2GB RAM.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 03:08 1

17. Wiencon (Posts: 1814; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Who gives a squat about how it's called, the only thing that matters it will be best compact phone on market. Sammy, bring the S7 mini!

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 03:11

18. AndroidBoy21 (Posts: 72; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


i like the iphone 5e better.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 07:55

26. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


I loved the ip5s. The best design iPhone, aswell as perfect size.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 08:19

28. Trex95 (Posts: 879; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Seems that flagship sales not that great this days even S7 and S7 edge price cheaper than S6, note 5, S6 edge and S6 edge plus when released.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 08:21

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 20016; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Let's go ahead and get this little guy out. It's gonna be a big seller for Apple. There's still quite a market for a 4 incher. I see tons of 4 inch phones out in the wild.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 09:03

32. oozz009 (Posts: 517; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


Ye, ye. I don't care anymore what it's called, just announce it already Apple!!!

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 09:22 1

33. jeroome86 (Posts: 886; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Three good phones. Keep it at that Apple. Wish you make the iPhone 7 a 5 inch and the plus a 5.7. Lose some bezel. But trying to skip a purchase this year and maybe get next years model.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 10:13

34. darkkjedii (Posts: 20016; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's the boat I'm in.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 11:00 1

35. vliang86 (Posts: 150; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)


IPhone Sheep Edition!

As an Apple Fan, I'm buying it...

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 13:22

36. bossman (Posts: 55; Member since: 27 Jan 2016)


Why didn't they just name it the iPhone 6s mini?

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 21:01

40. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8811; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


So Android fans can say Apple is copying Samsung again?

No, this is a perfect name. Go perfect with the iPhone "C"heap

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 07:05 2

41. KeyserSoze (Posts: 138; Member since: 06 Oct 2014)


SE = Sht Edition. But then again, all iPhones are SE's.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 10:15 1

42. jovy1212003 (Posts: 11; Member since: 27 Feb 2016)


We get it you don't like iPhones!!! imagine if the iPhone users I.E. Your doctors and lawyers and other succeful people had time to trash Android?

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 12:26

43. darkkjedii (Posts: 20016; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Damn good post lol. +1

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 12:42 2

44. KeyserSoze (Posts: 138; Member since: 06 Oct 2014)


--- imagine if the iPhone users I.E. Your doctors and lawyers and other succeful people had time to trash Android? ---

@jovy1212003
Imagine if Apple made real phones for real men instead of girly fashion accessories for teeny-boppers and gay boys.

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 19:52

45. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Good point +1.

Lmfao.

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