Since the day whispers surrounding a 4-inch iPhone to launch in the spring began, the debate around its title ensued as well. Names such as the iPhone 7 Mini, the iPhone 7c, the iPhone 6c began to do the rounds before the iPhone 5se tag stuck with the upcoming product.
The moniker, iPhone 5se, began to be widely accepted until now, when a report suggesting an alternate name surfaced. As noted by Phone Arena, the upcoming 4-inch iPhone may well be known as the iPhone SE. The device was earlier expected to be launched on March 15 but the latest reports suggest that the event may take place a week later. Report on Re/code suggests that Apple’s spring launch event may take place in the week of March 21.
As the launch date inches closer, fans may hear more concrete information about what exactly the device be will called, amongst other details. As for now, the iPhone SE title sticks, but it’s noteworthy, that if the 4-inch model is officially called by that name then it will be the first time since the original iPhone unveiled in 2007, that an Apple handset name will not have a number in it.
Also, speculations are rife that the handset won’t be landing alone and may just come along with a few other gadgets such as a smaller 9.7-inch iPad Pro and new Apple Watch Bands. The iPhone SE is rumoured to possess the chassis of the iPhone 5s and boast of internals that powered the iPhone 6s. However, recent leaks suggest that the 4-inch iPhone may also appear to be more like the iPhone 6. As noted in earlier reports, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple may probably witness sales of 20 million to 30 million units of the 4-inch iPhone by end of 2016, suggesting that there is a market for the smaller iPhones.
Keep watching this space for more information on the upcoming Apple products.