The iPhone 5e will reportedly launch in March.
Apple didn’t release a 4-inch iPhone in 2015 despite many rumors claiming the Cupertino giant would be catering to the iPhone fans that didn’t like the move to larger screens. The rumors returned to say Apple would be rectifying things in 2016 with a 4-inch iPhone 6c, and the latest leak suggests the device will be called the iPhone 5e and launch in March.
According to MyDrivers, the e in the iPhone 5e means the phone will be an enhanced version of the iPhone 5s, which supports recently leaked images that showed a dummy iPhone with elements of both the iPhone 5s and newer iPhones in terms of design. The device is said to be powered by the Apple A8 processor and feature 1GB of RAM. Storage options are reported to be 16GB and 64GB, with features like support for Apple Pay (and a fingerprint sensor as a result) and VoLTE said to be part of the package.
Pricing could start at 3,288 yuan (roughly $500), and production is reportedly undergoing at Foxconn. As always, there’s no guarantee a 4-inch iPhone will ever see the light of day, especially since the 4.7-inch iPhone has done pretty well. It’s possible the iPhone 5e will feature a 4.7-inch display while lowering other hardware specs, and we will just have to wait and see what Apple has up its sleeve.