First 9to5Mac reported that Apple will release a new version of the iPhone 5s for customers seeking an iPhone with a smaller screen than the current iPhone generation offers.
As 9to5Mac, a news site devoted to Apple products, describes it:
The image appears to show what could be the updated smaller iPhone with rounded edges and Touch ID … The source where the image was first shared, on One More Thing forums, has credibility with surfacing leaked hardware … The launch name will likely be the “iPhone 5se.” The “se” suffix has been described in two ways by Apple employees: as a “special edition” variation of the vintage 4-inch iPhone screen size and as an “enhanced” version of the iPhone 5s.
Other features that 9to5Mac believes the new little iPhone will have include:
- The chamfered, shiny edges have been replaced with curved glass like on the iPhone 6 and 6s lines
- The same 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.2 megapixel front camera systems as the iPhone 6
- Support for larger panoramas and autofocus for video recording
- The same silver, space gray, gold and rose gold color options as the 6s line
The current generation of iPhone comes with a display measuring 4.7 inches (iPhone 6s) or 5.5 inches (iPhone 6s Plus), according to Apple’s website.
Releasing a smaller iPhone 5se makes a good deal of sense for Apple…
Though Apple doesn’t break out sales numbers for different versions of the iPhone, Wall Street analysts believe that there has been a large amount of staying power for the iPhone 5s because of its smaller size.
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