Some fresh information with regards to the iPhone 5se has come pouring in and it appears that the handset may sport a chassis similar to the iPhone 5s.
According to report on 9to5Mac, citing “sources who have used the iPhone 5se,” the upcoming 4-inch handset seems to have a lot more in common with the iPhone 5s design as opposed to the 6 series. Apple loyalists may remember that the 4-inch handset has been rumoured to be boasting of design similar to what is seen on the iPhone 6 lineup. However, a “case maker source” shared with 9to5Mac that the upcoming iPhone 5se and the 2012’s iPhone 5s are “indistinguishable” as far as the form factor is concerned. Reportedly, the only notable differences include the power button being relocated to the side and the edges are a bit more curved but not as much as the iPhone 6 and 6S lineup. Everything else concerning the design seems to identical to the iPhone 5s.
Furthermore, a recent report from Bloomberg Business threw more light on the chip, which is expected to be powering up the device. It turns out that the iPhone 5se may indeed arrive hiding an A9 chip under its hood. Even in earlier reports KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that the 4-inch Apple iPhone will house an A9 chip. While the handset will boast of the Live Photos feature, it won’t possess the 3D Touch to differentiate it from the top-of-the-line handsets,
Earlier reports have indicated that the iPhone 5se may feature NFC chip for Apple Pay, an upgraded camera and with 16GB and 64GB storage option. The Rose Gold colour may just be replaced by a Hot Pink option in the lineup, if the recent speculations are to be believed.
The iPhone 5se is expected to launch on March 15 alongside new Apple Watch bands and the new iPad.