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

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.

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: (translated) via 9to5Mac



1. fyah_king unregistered

Nice, iPhone same edition.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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?

15. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

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

22. sgodsell

Posts: 7433; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

27. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Re-read comment 10.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lmao. Whoa.

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

39. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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

11. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

"Silly Edition"

3. aegislash

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jan 27, 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.

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5723; Member since: Feb 10, 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

6. zeppo

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Suk Edition

20. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

iSuck edition.

7. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

A big piece of iPhone users are on the 4inch model so.... "Sales Edition" "Sells Edition" "Small Edition" "Same Edition"

8. Evan_C

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

looking forward to whatever the iPad news are instead of this

9. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 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

12. Dreamboat

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 29, 2015

It'll flop

13. dimas

Posts: 3380; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

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

14. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

haha +1

19. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

RoTfLmFaO... iDiot edition.

24. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 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.

25. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Owning an iPhone makes you a king among stupid people.

37. jovy1212003

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 27, 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!!!!

16. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

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

21. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 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.

17. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 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!

18. AndroidBoy21

Posts: 72; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

i like the iphone 5e better.

26. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

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

28. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 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.

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

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