It has been hotly rumored that Apple will launch a new, 4-inch iPhone during its forthcoming spring event, with reports suggesting that said device will carry the 'iPhone 5se' moniker. Said to be cut from a similar cloth as the iPhone 5s
, case makers are betting
that it will follow a similar design language to the flagship iPhone 6s
and 6s Plus
-- adding a degree of uniformity to Apple's smartphone roster. Another interesting theory has now been thrown into the ring, suggesting that a 'hot pink' color configuration could also be in the offing.
Of course, it's not the first time we've surveyed the prospect of a pink iPhone. It's a rumor that lingered through much of the iPhone 6s build-up
. That time around, the chatter referred to the now-rose gold color option, which was probably mistaken by leaksters as straight-up pink. With the iPhone 5se, however, a brighter, more saturated hue could be in store.
It's not uncommon for rumors to regenerate with each potential new iPhone. As such, the report from Japanese blog Mac Otakara may be taken with a pinch of salt. Then again, this publication has a fairly decent track record for making calls on unreleased Apple products, and while a bright pink iPhone wouldn't be to everyone's taste, we all know of people that would likely jump at the chance to own it.
The report doesn't really mention the gold color option available for the iPhone 5s, so there's reason to suggest that hot pink could replace gold -- a potentially polarizing decision in the making, one suspects. With no concrete leaks and mostly speculation to abide, it's too early to make any definitive judgement. But based on this report, the iPhone 5se could be available in Pink, Silver and Space Gray.
A 'hot pink' iPhone, though. It has to be asked -- would you buy it? Let us know what you make of this via the comments.