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4-inch Apple iPhone 5se might be powered by A9 chip and feature 64GB version

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4-inch Apple iPhone 5se might be powered by A9 chip and feature 64GB version
Just the other day, new information revealed that the 4-inch Apple iPhone will be named the iPhone 5se. Yesterday, we showed you an alleged  picture of the new model posing with an Apple iPhone 5. This morning, a new report fleshed out some more details about the phone.

The iPhone 5se will carry the powerful A9 chipset and the M9 co-processor found on the Apple iPhone 6s. While some prototypes of the device are powered by the A8 and M8 chips, Apple does not want the phone to fall two generations behind under the hood. That would happen once the Apple iPhone 7 is launched with the A10 and M10 on board.

Always-on Siri will also be a feature included on the iPhone 5se. Activating Apple's virtual personal assistant by saying "Hey Siri" to an unplugged iPhone was added this year to the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus. Previously, iPhone users could call out for Siri on units running iOS 8 or higher that were plugged into an outlet.

Apple will offer the new 4-inch model in 16GB and 64GB variants, according to today's report, and will either hold an event or just announce the phone during the week of March 14th. We also expect to see a revised Apple Watch, possibly offering Face Time, to be introduced at the same time.

Once the Apple iPhone 7 is unveiled in the fall, Apple is expected to replace the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus in its lineup with the iPhone 5se.

source: 9to5Mac

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posted on 25 Jan 2016, 13:18 1

1. Jimrod (Posts: 1447; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)

Will be all many people need really, I know plenty of people who still refuse to go for 5"+ phones. Hopefully it'll spark a revival of smaller screened mid-high end phones.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 15:00 3

24. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Amazing to me that just a few years ago (okay, about 7 years ago) a phone this size would be considered massive.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 19:06

40. AlikMalix (unregistered)

A little to late... I love the speed of iP6s... but I didnt want to go up from 4" iP5s... But I wanted Apple Pay and FT... Now i'm used to it... But still prefer typing on the 5s... My contract ends in 2 years so - it'll be iP7s by then...

If this was out this september - I would have gotten the 5se (stupid name, by the way)...

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 13:19 2

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

When the Hell will Apple relax just slightly on their greed and stop with 16gb base models.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 14:18 1

17. marorun (Posts: 5029; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)

Apple relax on the greed? Are you dreaming?

This wont happen they will sink and go bankrupt before!

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 15:30 8

27. Well-Manicured-Man (Posts: 429; Member since: 16 Jun 2015)

Apple will stop it as soon as the competition is denying Apple the greed.

It is not the consumer's fault that Apple has that high profit margins, it is Apple's competitors fault. They allow Apple to have these high profit margins because they don't come up with a product that is valued equally much like the iPhone.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 22:17

44. joey_sfb (Posts: 6631; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Law of demand and supply say otherwise, apple user still buy 16GB model therefore Apple will continue to supply it.

Furthermore, Apple user don't buy what Apple's competitor is making because they want an Apple iPhone. If fact, saying that there are no better alternative show that you are not in the market for anything else.

The way Apple user rational thing never fail to amaze me. They blame on other manufacturers when Apple is just maximizing profit because Apple users allow it.

Bottom line is every phone manufacturers are greedy, its just Android user have the choice of brands due to Android open platform.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 16:45 4

37. darkkjedii (Posts: 25078; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Call Tim Cook, and tell him to stop. Make sure to let us know how the conversation goes.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 13:31 2

3. SirYar (Posts: 351; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)

Perhaps now it will be less of a rip off.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 13:35 3

4. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2236; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)

Good grief, that thing would be a screamer with the A9. If it does come with the A9, I'll stop trying to talk my wife to a 6S and just get her that. She hates the size of the new iPhones.

posted on 26 Jan 2016, 09:56 1

47. Brewski (Posts: 433; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)

Or you could man up and talk her into getting a real phone instead of an iToy.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 13:40 5

5. vuyonc (Posts: 1062; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)

A9 mated to a what is likely a 640p display seems like a waste of power.

Yeah, I said it.

You have a 1440p level, media crunching, benchmark busting powerhouse running on an truly outdated screen size. Like a Nokia 3310 with the power of a high end gaming PC. Makes no sense.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 13:49 1

9. xondk (Posts: 1904; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

Eh, they will probably up the resolution to the screen a bit and just call it super retina or something like that.

And probably keep the 16gb version

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 13:57

15. Iodine (Posts: 1395; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)

Why should they ?
It will probably get much improved Retina HD from iPhone 6, but the resolution won't change much if at all.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 14:20 1

18. marorun (Posts: 5029; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)

Been looking at the screen of a 4S vs a 5S and a 6S and beside max luminosity there is not much difference in color , viewing angle ect.

So your improved retina HD is a joke!

And they will sell it for 600$ lol

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 15:26 1

26. Iodine (Posts: 1395; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)

I may believe you that you missed the difference between 5 and 6, but the difference between 4 and 5 is quite pronounced as the color gamut has changed there.

And no it's not meant as joke, Retina HD brought great improvements in all areas. And even if those might be harder to spot, they required significant investment over the years - that's why it costs so much.

If you weren't able to pickup the difference, try to put on some polarizing sunglasses because the difference couldn't be more glaring then.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 15:34

28. Iodine (Posts: 1395; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)

Or maybe you can look at wider genearation gap to make the difference less difficult to spot if three is too narrow.


posted on 25 Jan 2016, 16:33 1

34. sgodsell (Posts: 4905; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

It was a waste with only a HD screen, never mind a display that is even less again in resolution.

Here is something to think about. No other flagship device has come out with a HD display in years. Only Apple release's a phone with a HD 1334x750 display with a flagship price. Now they want to release a phone with even less again.

When I saw the HTC M7 released a few years ago and it had the same physical display dimension's as the current iPhone 6/6s, but the M7 had a 1080p display. Then there is NO excuse why Apple doesn't have a 1080p display in their current iPhone 6/6s. Let alone a higher resolution display in their new 4" phone.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 13:54

14. Iodine (Posts: 1395; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)

Oh wait, there is no phone released.

If you use lower res, you will put less load on the GPU, you will get longer battery life with smaller screen, especially considering how big battery this thing is supposed to get.

But still there is no phone, so nobody can judge.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 16:42

35. vuyonc (Posts: 1062; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)

Thus my "Yeah, I said it" remark. Did you get my nokia 3310 analogy?

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 15:56

31. stanislav (Posts: 136; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)

that was the most retarded thing i had read this week, congratulations!
Btw A9 is not only more powerfull but way more energy saving and with more energy saving ram (LPDDR4) Only that is good enought reason for A9 and that is small one.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 17:12

38. vuyonc (Posts: 1062; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)

-------------The point------------->

------------Your head--------------

It seems you have difficulty processing my analogy. I'll spell it out for you very slowly.

A typical high end gaming PC can run photorealistic games in 4K and beyond, handle countless apps with tons of usable RAM and CPU threads to spare and produce, render and edit gorgeous music, photos and videos in any every format you can dream of.

Do you really think a Nokia 3310 could access all this power?

Let's close the gap a bit to be realistic.

The A9 ran circles around every major 2015 SoC in brute GPU performance and has the benefit of running a lighter OS, has the highest selection of mobile games which almost trade blows with a PlayStation 3 in graphical fidelity. It encodes and decodes 4K video, ultra slow mo videos, Live Photo etc.

All of this is going to look terrible on a puny sub HD 4 inch phone. Poor viewing experience for $500. What happens if games can run at over 60fps because of the powerful silicon and low screen resolution? The A9 gobbles too much power if the display peaks at 60Hz. What if those games are capped at 60fps? The A9 goes underutilised and takes up PCB space when a theoretically slightly less powerful, cooler, more compact and frugal chipset (cut down A9, maybe) could do the exact same job.

There's a dynamiclimit to the acceptable resolution/size in the flagship league.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 17:22

39. vuyonc (Posts: 1062; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)

*dynamic limit

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 13:41 2

6. tedkord (Posts: 14218; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

No, Apple. 32gb and 64gb. Drop the 16gb.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 13:47 2

8. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14639; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

No...just make it 64GB period and that's it.

I think any phone that doesn't offer sdcards, should be 64GB minimum with a 128GB option.

Ay phoen with sdcards, should be 32GB and 64GB and people can drop in their own 128GB sdcard.

A phone that potentially will have low sales for whatever reason can just be in the middle.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 14:21 1

19. marorun (Posts: 5029; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)

Wont happen Apple can milk you by selling you 64 and 128 gb option at a premium price...

Wait the 16gb version is also sold at a premium price lol.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 13:50 1

10. Wiencon (Posts: 2023; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)

How hard is it to understand that many people are fine with 16gb? I know it's objectively small at this price point but if you want bigger, get 64, 16 is ok for older people, or business, or people that don't load music on their phones.
Many of people say that 3 games and the storage is done but actually most people if ever they play small games, no behemoths like crap from gameloft

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 14:23

20. marorun (Posts: 5029; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)

1-3$ more for the manufacturer to make it 64 gb.
Sold 100$ or more for 64 gb version.

See the profit they can make on this? Thats is the SOLE reason they keep the 16 gb version.

Even with no games if you take 500 picture on a 16 gb you will already have used 2 gb aproximatively.

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 14:33

22. BradyCrack (Posts: 835; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)

No how dare you offend my favourite mobile game company!

posted on 25 Jan 2016, 14:59

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

You hear all the time people buying a 16gb iPhone thinking it's enough only to actually start using it's features and run out of memory forcing them to buy a whole new phone, so there is no excuse for a 16gb model except pure greed from Apple.

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