Apple is widely reported to be working on a 4-inch iPhone 5se, which it plans to launch on March 15. The supposed smartphone will have innards largely similar to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. But as for the design, it appears Apple is inclining towards the design of the iPhone 5s, but with some noticeable changes – such as a relocated power button.
Citing schematics provided by an iPhone case manufacturer, 9to5Mac reports that the iPhone 5se will look nearly identical to Apple’s flagship smartphone from 2013. It however notes that iPhone 5se will have curved design. The iPhone 5se will also have its power button on the side, as opposed to on the top as seen in the iPhone 5s. To recall, iPhone models starting with iPhone 6 have had their power key on the side. The report thus refutes a purported iPhone 5se render that suggested that the iPhone 5se will look identical to the iPhone 6, except for the 4-inch size form-factor.
Earlier reports suggest that the iPhone 5se will have a 4-inch display. It will be powered by A9 SoC and M9 coprocessor, as also feature hardware and software capability to support Live Photos, a feature that Apple introduced with iOS 9 last year. Currently only iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus support Live Photos. Interestingly, the report claims that the iPhone 5se wouldn’t support 3D Touch display, one of the most interesting features in Apple’s current flagship smartphone models.
The iPhone 5se, according to reports, will have NFC chip to facilitate support for Apple Pay, the mobile payments system from Apple. It will come in Gold, Silver, and Space Gray colour options and in 16GB and 64GB inbuilt storage variants.
Coming to iPhone 7, Apple’s supposed flagship smartphone that will be introduced this year around September, we finally may have some idea about one of its reported feature: dual-camera setup. Folks at Cnet interviewed Corephotonics, a camera company that showcased how dual-camera setup works and the features and capabilities it bring to the tablet.