By now, we've heard so many rumors from so many different sources about a “mini” iPhone, that it's hard to imagine that it may not exist. So far, reports are saying it'll have a 4-inch display — just like the iPhone 5 and 5s used to have — a TouchID fingerprint scanner, an Apple A9 chip, an 8 MP camera, and probably just 1 GB of RAM. Its name was rumored to be iPhone 5SE (special edition, maybe?), but in later reports, the “5” was dropped, so we now just call the device “iPhone SE”.
A real-life photo of what is allegedly the iPhone SE's box has popped up on Chinese social media website Weibo, giving us a few tidbits about the upcoming compact handset. Firstly, the name is reaffirmed, as can be seen on the top-left. Reading through the rest of the text, we see that the device will be packed with Apple EarPods headphones, unlike how iPads come sans this accessory (ahem, Apple) and we can see that it will also have an NFC chip inside it. This means that the handset will probably support Apple Pay – Cupertino's mobile payment system. Since some believe that the iPhone SE will be cheaper than its bigger siblings, corner-cutting is assumed, but we're pretty sure it's against Apple's interest to release a smartphone that doesn't support a major feature in the company's ecosystem.
Of course, it could turn out that the box is from a knock-off smartphone, or just a prank, so don't take this leak as a 100% truth just yet. Apple is about to hold an event on the 21st of March and we expect to see the mini smartphone unveiled there, alongside an iPad Air 3 (or iPad Pro Mini, as some call it), so hold tight, the wait is almost over!
Source: Weibo via iMore
Posts: 44; Member since: Apr 14, 2015
16GB without external storage............
posted on Mar 17, 2016, 10:45 AM 12
Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011
When had an iPhone ever had external storage? That was kinda dumb.
posted on Mar 17, 2016, 3:22 PM 0
Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 23, 2015
Damn Apple, back at it again with that 16GB bullcrap.
posted on Mar 17, 2016, 10:46 AM 14
Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014
So ifans will pay more on 32 or 64GB and Apple will milk more money.
posted on Mar 17, 2016, 11:14 AM 7
Posts: 945; Member since: Oct 31, 2013
I am really curious on the need for a 4 inch smartphone. IMO, 4.5 is the sweet spot.
posted on Mar 17, 2016, 10:53 AM 2
16 GB should have been dead in 2014.
posted on Mar 17, 2016, 10:54 AM 14
Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013
Cheap unlimited mobile contracts + Fast LTE + Cloud storage = 16gb is more than enough for many basic users.
posted on Mar 17, 2016, 11:25 AM 1
5 GB cloud storage = LMAO. I got 100 GB with my S6 and it's still slow compared to native storage. Even if you have unlimited data, cloud is like a class 2 microSD card. Since the server is the bottleneck most of the time. I have got a 500 Mbps fiber ethernet. And cloud is still slow. Besides, not every country has unlimited cheap LTE. Here you can't even get a 10 GB LTE data plan. Unlimited plans seem like a pipe dream.
posted on Mar 17, 2016, 12:08 PM 3
Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015
Exactly! Unlimited Plans ain't happening here. Besides that, only Nextbit Robin has the option to upload apps to the cloud. Even then, you kinda have to waiting for a second for that app to download. Music and Videos could be uploaded but you'd probably ruin your data plan.
posted on Mar 18, 2016, 1:42 AM 2
Does anyone know what the se stands for? Personally I believe it stands for same experience because that is what you get with iPhone, the same experience of mediocrity and disappointment.
posted on Mar 17, 2016, 12:07 PM 2
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Everyone's having a butthurt about those 16GB but there are many people who don't use more, you want more buy 64gb there is choice What upsets me most is that 1gb of ram rumor. We all know that famous Newton's equation: RAM < 2gb No buy
posted on Mar 17, 2016, 12:40 PM 0
Posts: 146; Member since: Mar 04, 2014
Yep, 16gb iphone is more than enough for me, I dont even care about the ram either.
posted on Mar 17, 2016, 1:00 PM 0
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No surprise, just CrappIe being the same old CrappIe looking to separate as much fools as they can from their cash...why stop when you have tech enthusiasts that still bend over for such restricted and limited garbage selling at a premium.
posted on Mar 19, 2016, 10:47 PM 0
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