Apple oriented website 9To5Mac has published a new report claiming to shed some light on the upcoming 4-inch iPhone.
First off, the report suggests the device is internally codenamed “N69” but is likely to be marketed as the iPhone 5se and not “5e” as suggested earlier. It will be more or less identical to the iPhone 5s in terms of appearance but does include newer internals and certain features from the latest iPhone models.
In terms of design, the only major difference is said to be curved glass instead of chamfered edges, similar to the iPhone 6 and 6s models. The smartphone will be powered by the Apple A8 SoC with the M8 motion co-processor and include the latest connectivity features such as Bluetooth 4.2, VoLTE, and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. An NFC chip will be included as well, making the handset compatible with the Apple Pay payment service. The rear camera will be upgraded as well, sporting the 8MP sensor from the iPhone 6. The front-facing unit will also be similar to the one on the iPhone 6.
While 3D Touch isn’t coming to the iPhone 5se, it will get the new Live Photos feature. Color options on offer will include Silver, Space Gray, Gold, and Rose Gold. The smartphone is said to be in production currently and could be announced sometime in March and go on sale by early April at the same price point as the 5s, which is going to be discontinued.