Apple Inc. has been very tight lipped about the devices it plans to release this year. As per usual, the American tech giant has had no shortage of information leaks and rumors to keep the interests of i-device fanatics engaged.
The latest reports repeat rumors that have been circulating around the web about a smaller, cheaper iPhone that will likely thrive in developing economies. Said to be coming out in March, this device will be called the iPhone 5SE. It is basically an enhanced version of the iPhone 5S.
Apple will unveil small, cheap iPhone in March
The month of March this year will see Apple Inc. unveil the much hyped “mini iPhone” that has flooded the internet with speculation. Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac reports that Apple Inc will primarily base the device on the iPhone 5S, only adopting a few qualities from the company’s newer models. Those concerned that the smartphone might not have an audio jack can likely rest assured that it will.
The iPhone 5SE will officially step in as Apple’s mid-range handset, a first for the premium device maker. It is said the gadget will set buyers back the same an iPhone 5S would today. The phone will flaunt the lovely curved display seen on the iPhone 6, as well as an 8-megapixel camera along with the company’s A8 chip.
The iPhone 5S will also be able to support some of Apple Inc’s latest i-device features. Instilled will NFC, it will be capable of capturing Live Photos and support a barometric sensor as well as Apple Pay. The iPhone 5SE will not, however, have Apple’s newest 3D Touch capabilities.
The iPhone 5SE will likely sell for around $450 when it comes out. This is the same retail price as the iPhone 5S. Apple has not officially announced the device yet, but it is said the company will do so during an event that will be held in March. It’s sale should follow soon afterward.
“SE” allegedly stands for “special edition”. After its release, Apple will put the brakes on the sale of the iPhone 5S which came out in 2013. It is reported that the new device will come in the same color varieties as the iPhone 5S. It will also include the highly saught after rose gold version.
The new device will usher in an element of afforability for i-device lovers. It will also encourage those who haven’t upgraded their iPhones in 2 years to do so at a much lower price. Last year, outlets reported that the new “mini iPhone” will be marketed highly in developing economies, where the love for the iPhone isn’t supported by the wealth of the people.
How the device will be received is yet to be seen.