Apple is tipped to be releasing a new iPhone this spring, well before the traditional timeframe for a smartphone in the company’s main line. This device would be called the iPhone 5se, coming with a design that’s not entirely unlike the iPhone 6, sized closer to an iPhone 5, and coming with Live Photos to boot. This device would also work with the same cameras as delivered in the iPhone 6 (not the iPhone 6s). This new iPhone would likely fit in place below the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, replacing the ghost of the iPhone 5s in the process.
Word from 9to5Mac is that the iPhone 5se will have an NFC chip for Apple Pay and that both the A8 and M8 chips from the iPhone 6 will be onboard.
Essentially this is going to be an iPhone 6, but with a few features from the iPhone 6s.
Note that the image above is not a photo or a promotional bit from Apple, it’s a rendering by Martin Haijek.
This device will have a standard screen – read: not pressure-sensitive for 3D Touch – and you’ll be able to purchase the model in Silver, Space Gray, Silver, and Rose Gold.
Apple iPhone 5se (pre-official)
• Dimensions: 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 in) *pending secondary confirmation*
• Display: 4-inch 640 x 1136 pixels SLED-backlit IPS LCD
• Operating System: iOS 9
• Processor: Apple A8 / M8
• RAM: 1GB RAM
• Camera: 8MP back-facing camera
• Front-facing camera: 1.2-megapixel
• Battery: Li-Po 1560 mAh
• Internal Storage: 16GB (no storage expansion)
• Special Features: Live Photos, Barometer for Health app, VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2
Note that the information above comes from unofficial or otherwise anonymous sources. With 9to5Mac’s information we’re hearing from “sources” as well, all wishing to remain anonymous at this time. Head to our Apple hub for more information as it surfaces!