Leaked schematics show Apple iPhone 5se is an Apple iPhone 6 doppleganger

Leaked schematics show Apple iPhone 5se is an Apple iPhone 6 doppleganger
A pair of schematic diagrams showing older and newer prototypes of the 4-inch Apple iPhone 5se, reveal that the device resembles the Apple iPhone 6. The diagrams were received by Steve Hemmerstoffer (better known as @OnLeaks), who was sent them by an anonymous source who claims to be involved in the iPhone's supply chain.

The Apple iPhone 5se is expected to be unveiled March 15th at an event that will supposedly include the Apple iPad Air 3, and a refresh version of the Apple Watch. The former seems to be designed for those who love the specs of the Apple iPad Pro, but don't need the large 12.9-inch screen, and the huge price. The iPad Air 3 is expected to be powered by the Apple A9X chipset, contain 4GB of RAM, carry quad-speakers, and work with the Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard. The Refresh version of Apple's smartwatch is rumored to include FaceTime capabilities.

Three days after being unveiled, the iPhone 5se will launch, according to speculation, thus forgoing a pre-order period. The sketch of the newer version of the phone shows that Apple is using a pill shaped TrueTone flash instead of the round module seen on the earlier version of the phone. The handset is expected to be powered by the same A9 SoC found inside the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus. In addition, the phone is said to support NFC so that it can contain Apple Pay. While the device will not offer 3D Touch, it is believed to include Live Photos. According to the diagrams, the Apple iPhone 5se will come with Touch ID.

Check out both older and newer iPhone 5se schematic diagrams by clicking on the slideshow below. Both prototypes have the same dimensions, measuring 123.9mm x 58.7mm x 7.6mm.  That compares to the dimensions of the Apple iPhone 6s, which are 138.3mm x 67.1mm x 7.1mm.

source: @OnLeaks via AppleInsider

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1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That's what I assumed it would look like anyway. A reimagined 5s design would have been cool tho.

14. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

agreed, for me the 5S is still the best looking iPhone, it is much better than the 6/6S in terms of design.

17. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Totally agreed, always makes me jealous when friends pick up their 5S's, so damn beautiful :3 But Space Gray 6 looks nice to me so I won't complain. Gimme this 5se Apple!

35. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Agreed. Especially the Gold S5. It is the coolest looking phone ever. When Samsung tried to copy it with the Galaxy Alpha, they also copied the only thing I dont like about the 5S, and that the phones are so light they feel cheap. But both devices look amazing.

42. AlikMalix unregistered

Techie I don't like gold versions (or salmon pink for that matter) but I completely agree on the weight - I like when my devices have appropriate weight to them. I got the 6s and when I pick up the 6 it feels lighter and I really prefer the extra weight of the 6s.

2. KillTheKardashians

Posts: 93; Member since: Feb 19, 2016


3. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 2016


6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

its not just i6 doppelganger, its also iPhone, i3G, i3GS, i4, i4s, i5, i5s, i5c, i6+, i6s, and i6s+ doppelganger... mind blown..

8. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 2016


18. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

It's called timeless design :P no but seriously, Porsche does it for more than 40 years now and people are still in love with this design, some companies just have their design language, Galaxy S also looks similar starting from S3, every new Corvette looks the same, Mustangs, if people like the design why should they change it, only small improvements make sense

9. Nopers unregistered

Every droid fanboys answer to everything Apple does. They don't actually claim innovation unless it's a new feature, or an existing feature that has been entirely reinvented. So what they recycle their designs? If they spend less time designing the phones they can spend a lot more time on other aspects such as the software. Samsung has just caught on that maybe recycling designs might not be such a terrible thing.

10. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 2016

It must be wonderful to be this stupid, please, tell me what it's like, I bet it's fun!

24. Iodine

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

I think it's more like Apple design team, takes time to make a great new design. But that doesn't mean that only because the 6S looks the same, it has the same design. Basically everything inside has changed, which requires quite a bit of design effort.

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Samsung has not recycled any designs. every phone they made has look different from the previous model, even with small changes. The S7 doesn't look exactly like the S6. The S7 Edge appears to look exactly liek the S6 Edge, but it can't be exactly the same because it has a bigger screen, its also thicker and has a bigger battery. The design yes is the same, but they don't look 100% identical. The iPhone 6 models look 100% identical to each other. The iPhone 4's both look 100% identical to each other. So many people wanted the Edge design, that to me it made sense that since Samsung didnt cant see the future an had no idea the edge model was goign to be so popular, I think they kept it to hopefully satisfy that demand, but it could be too late. I just dont think a 4" phoen is popular just becaus emany Apple users havent moved up to the larger model. The larger models are ugly and offer no real benefit to upgarde. Also if you look at the evolution of the S, you can see each model has enough significant changes you can tell them all apart. This is not try of the iPhone 4s and 5s and 6s. The 5 and 5S look identical other tan the difference begin the home button. But at a quick glance you cant not tell them apart. Again to be fair, at a quick glance the S3 and S4 are harder to tell apart, and the S6 and S7 probably will be too. But when standing still you can see.

43. AlikMalix unregistered

The only ones claiming "innovation" are idiots like the one above... This is getting old, it's annoying, and it wasn't funny even when it started.

36. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No. Taking a design you already have an making it smaller is not innovation. Its just evolution.

4. AkoSiKuting

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

definitely crushed Samsung LG and the rest of android OEMs and cheap chinese phone PUT TOGETHER!!

5. KillTheKardashians

Posts: 93; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

Yeah 720p Display Master Race

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

or 640p.. just like i5s

11. adecvat

Posts: 647; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

With 326 ppi. Enough for human. Maybe you are superman?

13. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The human eye can distinguish sharpness down to about 600ppi at typical phone viewing distance. Don't buy into the tech weenie."retina display" term that Apple created, it had no bearing in real life. Even Apple fans can notice the difference between the the 6s and 6s+ display.

19. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

You guys behave like you don't know what personal opinion is, every each of spits the same crap, I really didn't see anybody to complain about FHD on Xperia's, or S5, or HTC's nor I didn't see anybody complaining about pixels on iPhones, 326ppi is enough, on my Z3 Compact I had around 330ppi I don't remember now and it was great, I never thought it could use more pixels although I have very good eyes

20. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 2016

Here you go, All of the devices mentioned in your comment suck and their screen resolution is garbage as is their PPI. Now shut up and pull the apple from your crack.

31. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Personal opinion has nothing to do with it. If the comment is made that the human eye babe see the difference past 326ppi, that statement is false. You can choose and be content with whatever you like. And, it's not about seeing pixels, it's about sharpness.

45. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

That doesn't necessarily mean anything. I had a feature phone years ago with 102ppi and I never once thought it could use more pixels when I had it. Nor did I with several other phones I had had up until that point. Yet, I can distinguish clearly between FHD and QHD pixel density. Just because a person is happy with the pixel density they have doesn't make higher pixel density unnecessary. Ironically enough, Apple themselves were the ones who made me realize the importance of pixel density when I received my iPhone 4 and saw how much sharper the display was than anything I had ever seen before. Now, they are lazily lagging behind in this aspect, literally only putting enough pixels in to meet their "Retina" standard in some cases. They used to lead, and now they just barely follow behind.

33. Dave_75 unregistered

For us to be unable to discern nearby pixels as separate, they have to be at smaller angular distance that our eye's angular resolution. For a human with no vision problems, average is ~ 1' (minute of arc, 1/60 of degree). Thus our ability to discern separate pixels on a display depends not just on its resolution, but also on its size and how far away we are from it. Take any common computer monitor and look at it from f.e. 10m away and you won't be able to discern separate pixels. Now if we look at some common distances, it's easier to look at pixel densities which are needed to achieve such detail. At a best reading distance, 25 cm, 1' corresponds to pixel density - 350ppi (pixels per inch). F.e. iPhone 4 with its highly advertised "Retina Display" had 3.5" display with 640×960 resolution giving it 326ppi, a bit short of our ideal value, but enough to have unnoticeable pixels for people without absolutely perfect eyesight. Huawei Ascend D2 went for 1920x1080 at 5", giving it 443 ppi, so nobody should be able to discern its pixels without additional optics. Now, if we want to watch 40" TV from 2m away, we would get unnoticeable pixels at just 44ppi. At such viewing distance 1920x1080 gives us 55ppi, so depending on how close you want to view your TV and how big you want it, we're already there. If you want the same pixel density for 80" TV from 2m away, then incoming 4K UHDTVs with 3840x2160 will do the trick.

44. AlikMalix unregistered

Ted, this is an old argument. Personally I don't give a shnit about resolution above 300! When Apple introduced "retina" it was a balance between performance and sharp display. Please understand that most of us will choose performance over indistinguishable difference in pixels - everyone keeps arguing for the sake of resolution because that's what they have over Apple devices - but people don't care - they're acting like iPhone resolution is as bad as pre retina (using the term as a chronological placement). My 5s and my 6s are sharp, very sharp. But perform better than note 5 especially in games. There's a balance to this and I think Apple did a pretty good job with their resolution. If you feel differently there's plenty of other phones you can buy - but I can bet money that no one cares what the real number is these days - all phones are sharp.

12. adecvat

Posts: 647; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

This phone doesn't have competitors with 4" screen size.

15. magnaroader

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 25, 2016

You are correct in the sense that there are no "flagship" phones at that size, and honestly speaking, I prefer the 4" size to the 4.7. This is gonna be my next phone. However, there are many chinese phones that stand around 4.2 and 4.3 inches that could be "competition" though I use that term loosely since those phones will probably never have any after sales service or updates lol.

16. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 2016

I've got the whole world, in my tiny asian hands!

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