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iPhone 5se (aka 6c) allegedly photographed next to an iPhone 5

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iPhone 5se (aka 6c) allegedly photographed next to an iPhone 5
Later this year, Apple will reportedly release a new 4-inch iPhone, which, according to the latest information, could be called iPhone 5se (not iPhone 6c, as previously believed). The new handset should be regarded as an enhanced iPhone 5s, though it appears that it won't share its design with the iPhone from 2013. Instead, the iPhone 5se is expected to look like a mini iPhone 6.

The photo that you're seeing below - click to enlarge - was posted over at Dutch website OneMoreThing, and reportedly shows the upcoming 4-inch iPhone (on the right). On the left of the alleged iPhone 5se / 6c, we can see an iPhone 5 - which, as you may know, sports a 4-inch screen, thus being just as large as the unannounced model. While this photo seems to be genuine (as in: not digitally altered or edited), there's no way of telling if the device on the right is indeed the iPhone 5se. It could be just a copy made somewhere in China.

Regardless of what it will look like, the iPhone 5se should be powered by Apple's A8 chipset, the same that we can find inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from 2014. The new handset should also feature NFC, an 8 MP rear camera, a 1.2 MP front-facing camera, and Live Photos.

It's said that the iPhone 5se will be available in four color versions: Silver, Space Gray, Gold, and Rose Gold. These are exactly the same color options for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Apple may announce the iPhone 5se in March, and could start selling it soon after that for $449. Interested? Or is a 4-inch handset too small for 2016?

iPhone 5se (aka 6c) allegedly photographed next to an iPhone 5

source: OneMoreThing via 9to5Mac

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posted on 24 Jan 2016, 12:26 1

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


Interesting...

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 13:03 21

9. sgodsell (Posts: 3071; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


You can get an iPod touch with the exact same camera's, display, ram, storage, ports for only $199. So Apple is charging an extra $250 for NFC and LTE. What a joke. The smart people who really want a small iPhone would just buy an iPod touch and get an inexpensive Smart phone as well. Something like a Moto G. You would get a lot more bang for your buck.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 13:59 3

17. Wiencon (Posts: 1719; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


I had been doing this for a while, iPod touch + feature phone, but it sucked. Really not worth to carry two devices at once, I know some people do this but from my experience the only advantage of it is battery saving

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 14:07 1

20. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 10620; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Don't mind him. He's wrong as you clearly see.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 14:07 3

19. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 10620; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Wrong as usual. The iPod Touch isn't a phone and it won't make phones calls without being connected to WiFi and using different apps. Don't spread bs information just because you don't want it.

Why waste $900 for a Note 5 when I can spend less and get a more capable phone like the 6P or the MXPE.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 14:55 1

25. Wiencon (Posts: 1719; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


I'd rather buy Sammy tablet and phone than Note, just my another 2 cents

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 14:57 2

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


How is the MXPE more capable than the Note5? You know that what you're saying is wrong. And the 6P more capable compared Note5?

Nexus 6P with an empty stock Android for that matter!!!

Yes it runs smoother than TouchWiz, but it's features are nowhere near TouchWiz's!

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 16:55 2

41. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1027; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


You obviously didn't read his entire comment.
While I disagree with him, he said buy an ipod touch AND a cheap phone instead of an iphone.
Obviously you hate him and contradict him automatically without fully reading his comment.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 18:09 2

44. sissy246 (Posts: 546; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Guess you have never used a note5

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 10:50

54. murphslaws (Posts: 54; Member since: 22 Apr 2015)


wtf are you going on about. Your argument isnt even relevant to the comment you replied to. sgodsell never said to use the ipod as a phone, rather as a device to compliment a phone.

Also who the hell is talking about the note 5 here. This article has nothing to do with the note 5 and no one even mentioned it until you.

Can you go troll somewhere else?

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 14:30 1

22. robocopvn (Posts: 395; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)


mind you, this is not the fully functional NFC :D :D

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 14:35

23. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 1943; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


So The iPhone 6 Still Cost $599 And Has The Same Soc. If You Ask Me The 5se/6c Isn't That Bad.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 14:52

24. oozz009 (Posts: 472; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


That's true what you say but are you forgetting that an iPod touch battery is not comparable with an iPhone. Also, the 8mg camera on this iPhone will be the same as the one found on the iPhone 6, in other words better than the one from the iPod touch. The iPod's camera is on the same par or a little better than an iPhone 5 but inferior to iPhone 5S, so it's quite behind in cam also. Finally, the A8 will most likely be clocked higher and it's possible that there will be 2GB of RAM instead of one (I hope). Oooh and speakers should be better than the one on the iPod too, as well as design and durability of glass used. Antennas should is also likely to be superior. So yeah, there are diferences!!

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 15:04 1

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


Are those minor differences worth that huge price gap?

Oh well... Since it's made by Apple!

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 15:13

33. oozz009 (Posts: 472; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


Well it's true that some of what I mentioned is only minor but the cam and ram difference, as well as design (assuming it will be nice and different) it certainly goes in the category of major. Note: a 2gb of ram device running iOS can be compared with a 4gb of ram running android.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 17:41 1

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


It can never be a logical comparison!

iOS isn't Android and Android isn't iOS.

Android is a much heavier OS, with full multitasking capabilities. iOS, on the other hand, is an OS designed to be simple of use, lightweight and with much, much less features compared to Android.

In a race, a horse pulling nothing will run faster than a horse pulling jockey.

In fact, phones running both OSes can't be accurately compared!

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 19:40 1

47. oozz009 (Posts: 472; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


That sounds really nice the way you put it but you forgot to include any example of what you mean by "full multitasking capabilities" and what you mean by "more feautures":D Also let me remind you it's a know fact that iOS is well optimized and it's know to use less RAM than android which is why I can say that 2gb of ram is like 4gb on an android device. Also, yes iOS it's know to be simple in term of use but it's also fully capable to do complex stuff but in an easy enough way that people won't have to much trouble doing them. By the way, since android L, the android OS is trying to accomplish the same thing as iOS (to simplify things) and it's also becoming know as a simplistic OS in use.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 11:06

52. Predator-X (banned) (Posts: 44; Member since: 07 Jan 2016)


Interestig this? 4,7 is small and this is interesting?
5" would be ideal iPhone..

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 12:37 2

2. BattleBrat (Posts: 1431; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Sexy little beast :-D

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 12:37

3. maddy996 (Posts: 81; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


why not 5s design if 4" is coming... : (

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 12:39 10

4. zeeBomb (Posts: 1734; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Probs gonna be $449 for 8GB fam

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 12:45 15

5. Baracus (Posts: 223; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


"SE" must mean "Suckers Everywhere" to describe the people buying them.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 19:15 1

45. shady_maniac (Posts: 29; Member since: 02 Jul 2015)


Nope. It's "s**t eaters".

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 12:57

6. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 256; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


But no finger print reader?

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 13:01 2

8. dorianb (Posts: 591; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


It has NFC which is for Apple Pay, & doesn't Apple Pay require the fingerprint scanner to prevent fraudulent purchases?
I apologize if I'm wrong about that in advance.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 13:10 1

10. InsertUsernameHere (Posts: 351; Member since: 31 Aug 2014)


It does. Look at the home button.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 14:55

26. Zylam (Posts: 649; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


By the looks of the home button, it seems to have a fingerprint reader. I think touch ID is probably standard affair for Apple these days, just like Siri, even the cheaper iPad minis have them.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 12:58

7. dorianb (Posts: 591; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Interesting. Yes.
Attractive. Yes.
4" screen too small for 2014. For me, Yes. For the average consumer at large, No.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 13:12 3

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 19471; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


If this phone comes to fruition, it'll sell like hot cakes to high schoolers. Parents will be like, an iPhone for cheap...here you go kids.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 13:55 1

15. Wiencon (Posts: 1719; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


I don't care if it will be synonymous with kids-phone, I am so hyped for this. And I know it will be overpriced as hell but I want to keep awesome iOS experience without having to carry enormous, compared to my hands, brick like 6s. 5s was perfect

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 14:19 1

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 19471; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I wasn't calling it a kids phone, but parents on a budget combined with the iPhone's popularity, will flock to it.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 16:45

39. zeeBomb (Posts: 1734; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


A more budget friendly option touted for the young ones would be the iPod 6G. Same specs as the iPhone 6, albeit the missing fingerprint and slightly smaller profile.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 17:09

42. darkkjedii (Posts: 19471; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


It's not a phone.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 19:29

46. zeeBomb (Posts: 1734; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Ofc its not, but people that I even know treat them like they were. It does make a pretty viable option for preteens who want to text friends and play games.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 16:24

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 19471; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


If your hands are small, that could be a deal sealer. I think 4 inch phones still have a huge market, older people, and people with smaller hands will go for em. My hands are large, but not friggin humongous, but larger screen devices suit me better. My wife has tiny hands, but wants the largest phones, so it's a really a preference thing.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 10:53

55. murphslaws (Posts: 54; Member since: 22 Apr 2015)


Older people much prefer phablets because it allows them to see content lol. My parents both have notes and refuse to go smaller because its harder to see now that they are older.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 14:57 1

28. Zylam (Posts: 649; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Yup I was thinking just that, cheaper IPhones are literally designed for parents. At 450 this thing would fly off the shelves and be put into teenagers hands by their parents.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 15:18 1

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


$450 for such terrible specs?

At the same price, the Xperia Z5 compact destroys this thing!

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 20:46

49. BradyCrack (Posts: 450; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


Sigh* most people don't care about specs Hexa-Core, especially parents.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 16:18

37. darkkjedii (Posts: 19471; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I know it's the move is make, wouldn't even need a contract. Couple that with the fact that budget minded parents could care less about specs, and there you go. +1

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 13:19

12. stanislav (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Nvme and A9 and i will bought it.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 13:32

13. Commentator (Posts: 3655; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Looks pretty fake but sure.

At any rate the final product probably won't be much different, although I can't imagine they'll keep the buttons, camera, etc. at the exact same proportion as the 6(s) as the photo suggests. Also, would they keep the power-button on the side?

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 13:58

16. Unordinary (Posts: 1015; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


For conformity throughout the 6 lineup.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 13:39 1

14. Guaire (Posts: 495; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


Thing is that phone has a larger screen than that iPhone 5.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 14:01

18. Wiencon (Posts: 1719; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Well you know maybe Apple finally learned something and they wanted to keep overall size the same but make screen bigger

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 15:01 1

29. oozz009 (Posts: 472; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


Be it 2016, 2017 or 2020, "4" is still my thing!! Compact, makes the design nicer (for me) and it makes the phone unique nowadays. Why should I need a bigger screen, I don't watch movies on my phone I watch on my iPad or laptop! Watching movies even on a 5-inch phone is still not as great so what is it that makes bigger phones so popular these days??

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 15:05

31. mayur007 (Posts: 562; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


blend of 5 & 6

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 15:06

32. oozz009 (Posts: 472; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


It would be cool if they put the A8X chip instead. It would be more exciting knowing that it's more powerful than the iPhone 6:D

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 15:25 1

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


The A8X is a tablet chipset.

The A8X won't even fit in the 5.5" iPhone 6 Plus, let alone in a 4-incher!

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 19:46

48. oozz009 (Posts: 472; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


Of course it's a tablet chipset but that Apple could make a version for their phones if they wanted. For example, the A9 is superior against the A8X so if the mighty powerful A9 fits in a 4.7 phone they could make a smaller version of the A8X if they wanted. Of course that won't happen because Apple is know to recycle parts instead so they won't be investing in modifying chips just for the iPhone 5se (terrible name):D

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 12:12 1

53. Iodine (Posts: 1284; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


A8X is big ass monster.

There will be problems with space even it's by itself only ~30 square millimeters bigger, it can't have PoP stacked RAM and it has a heat spreader.

It also outputs quite a lot of heat, because it's using last year tech and while it wouldn't be a problem for regular phone cause there are phone chips that are much hotter than Apple's tablet chips, Apple got rather strict rules for heat and so you will see that iPhone chips are used in iPads rather than other way around.

In the end A9 solution is much smaller, at least as fast and consumes much less energy than A8X.
I would say that A9 is already something like an "A8X" for phones, so I see no point in making yet another chip.
Considering how hugely powerfull A7 was, Apple is probably shooting for the fastest performance in the smallest formfactor, and with A9 a 4" device is going to trash devices of all other sizes.

posted on 24 Jan 2016, 16:52 1

40. charlesxph (Posts: 34; Member since: 04 Jan 2015)


So many apple employees at the comments section

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 01:42

51. Jimrod (Posts: 882; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Because some people like something different to you they can't be real opinions? How very self-important of you.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 00:09

50. techietech (Posts: 26; Member since: 24 Jan 2016)


iPhone 6 with the same A8 chip on 5se but without Live Photos? Wtf?

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 03:53

56. Lenny86 (Posts: 85; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


First of all this will not be cheap facing to the other phones on the market.Secondly if they just make a mini iPhone 6 without developing outside like smaller bezels,I would prefer lets say use a 4.3 inch display with the same size but in HD resolutioon giving a more compact and less bezelly handset.Make it maximum 6.8 mm put a nice camera and a bigger batteri over 2000mAh in it and then Ill buy it.
There is no point to give out money for an old technology when you can have better quality for that,see xperia z5mini.

This phone will be very boring if they they stuck with old stuffs.
Make an iphone 7 mini then. 4,3,4.7,5.5 inches version of all the handsets.

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