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

The iPhone 5se should replace the iPhone 5s in Apple's lineup of handsets. It could be priced at $449 off contract...
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55 Comments

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31063; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

39. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 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.

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 31063; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's not a phone.

46. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 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.

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 31063; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

55. murphslaws

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 22, 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.

28. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 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.

34. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

$450 for such terrible specs? At the same price, the Xperia Z5 compact destroys this thing!

49. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

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

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 31063; Member since: Feb 05, 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

12. stanislav

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Nvme and A9 and i will bought it.

13. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 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?

16. Unordinary unregistered

For conformity throughout the 6 lineup.

14. Guaire

Posts: 886; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

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

18. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

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

29. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 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??

31. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

blend of 5 & 6

32. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 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

35. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 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!

48. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 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

53. Iodine

Posts: 1481; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

40. charlesxph

Posts: 35; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

So many apple employees at the comments section

51. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

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

50. techietech

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 24, 2016

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

56. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 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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