Remember the time before Apple jumped on to big screen phones bandwagon with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S. That was the time for cute little pieces of technology from Apple which took over the world with awe and admiration. It was the time of small screen iPhone 5, iPhone 5S fighting with the big screen and beefed up specs Galaxies and LGs to be the top contender of smartphone world.
Year 2014 was the year of change for Apple when the Cupertino based company moved from 4” screen to bigger screen sizes of 4.7” and 5.5” and we saw the launch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S plus. With the change in screen sizes along came the design changes, after a period of giving chamfered shiny edges were replaced with curved glass. Apple fans who have been cringing to get a bigger iPhone in their hands took the new phones with too much enthusiasm and both the phones were a major hit around the world.
But there was a section of iPhone users which wanted their loved iPhone to be more powerful but to remain in the same screen size factor form. Apple too knew this and there have been rumors for quiet sometime of Apple working on a 4” screen size new iPhone to be released in March.
Now a report from 9to5Mac it is all but confirmed about this new smaller iPhone. According to the report the new phone is under production and is coming in March-April this year. Interesting news right, the new iPhone is called ‘iPhone 5SE’, the ‘SE’ stands for Special Edition of the iPhone 5S. The new iPhone 5SE will be based on design cues from iPhone 5S and not the rumored next iPhone 7 which is expected to drop the headphone jack.
Although design wise from iPhone 5S not much is changing with SE version, but still there would be no chamfered shiny edges this time and will be replaced by curved glass similar to iPhone 6/6S. Specification wise Apple surely is updating the internals iPhone 5SE. The new phone will come with an A8 & M8 chips which were used in iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The camera module on the new phone will be an 8MP rear camera and 1.2MP front camera, again from the iPhone 6 line.
The phone will get NFC support for Apple Pay, from iPhone 6S the new phone will be getting Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2 and VoLTE chips. The new iPhone will sport a similar screen to its 5S predecessor unlike the 3D touch pressure-sensitive used in iPhone 6S. iPhone 5SE will be getting the new “Live Photos” feature launched by Apple last year.
With the new iPhone 5SE Apple is aiming for those customers who still have not updated from their iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S’es. The new iPhone is all poised to replace iPhone 5S and will be sold at the current price $450 of iPhone 5S. Apple will be discontinuing the sale of iPhone 5S which was launched way back in 2013, once the new phone hits the market.
Excited!! This is some great news for iPhone lovers who definitely love the more traditional size of their phone. This is all as of now we will keep you updated with the news regarding the new iPhone keep reading.