Whether it ends up being called an iPhone SE or the iPhone 5SE, one thing seems obvious: the Cupertino company is indeed preparing to launch a 4-inch iPhone variant. The internet is flooded with the reports and rumors related to Apple’s upcoming 4-inch iPhone model and now the much-anticipated device has appeared in a series of photos featuring the components that Apple is allegedly going to use in its 4-inch iPhone refresh.
The photos have been posted by Nowhereelse.fr, who citing its inside sources claims that the photos allegedly reveal the display assembly that Apple is going to put inside its iPhone SE or the iPhone 5SE (whatever it will be called).
The publication has also posted a photo comparing the alleged 4-inch iPhone SE display assembly with the current latest iPhone 6s display panel. The comparison reveals that iPhone SE display is not protected with the metal plate that Apple used in its iPhone 6s. Another difference evident from the photo are the missing elements integrated on the iPhone 6s display panel that are meant to be related to 3D Touch (marked in yellow). This suggests that Apple is not going to introduce 3D Touch in the rumored iPhone SE unless the company changes its mind, which seems highly unlikely at this point.
The publication has also posted the alleged schematics showing design and dimensions of two different iPhone SE prototypes. However, the publication is not sure which of these to schematics ended up as a final product.
At this point, a huge number of reports and rumors related to the upcoming 4-inch iPhone are making rounds of the cloud. All of this can only be confirmed by Apple and for that, we’ll have to wait for either March 5 or March 22 when Apple is expected to hold a media event to unveil its new 9.7-inch iPad along with the rumored 4-inch iPhone model.
The 4-inch iPhone SE is said to feature Apple A9 processor with M9 motion co-processor, a design similar to iPhone 5s with curved edges, 8/12MP main camera, 1/1.2GB of RAM, 1624mAh battery, NFC for Apple Pay, Live Photos, and 16/64GB storage option. A recent report also claims that iPhone SE will cost between $400-$500.
Do you think it’s good for Apple to have a new 4-inch iPhone variant when the larger devices are performing great?