Multiple rumours about the iPhone 5se have suggested the device will resemble the iPhone 5s, but its exact design has been difficult to nail down because the same rumours have also pointed towards a curved iPhone 6-style display, hinting at two design styles that don’t mix well.
Case maker’s design drawings and schematics shared today by 9to5Mac gives us a clearer picture of what the iPhone 5se may look like, depicting a design nearly identical to that of the iPhone 5s.
The iPhone 5se’s dimensions are essentially the same as the dimensions of the iPhone 5s, measuring in at approximately 123.8mm tall, 58.6mm wide, and 7.6mm thick. In 9to5Mac’s rendering, created from information obtained from a case maker, the power button has been moved to the side of the device.
There’s also conflicting information provided about the camera. While the rendering depicts a standard iPhone 5s camera with a pill-shaped flash, the schematic features a protruding rear camera with a round iPhone 6-style flash. It is unclear which is correct, but both agree on the general design of the device.
The iPhone 5se is also rumoured to have a display that slightly curves at the edges, but not as dramatic of a curve as the iPhone 6s.
The device is said to come in standard iPhone colours, including Silver, Space Gray, Rose Gold, and Gold, which will make it nearly indistinguishable from an iPhone 5s at distance unless you have the Rose Gold version. Apple is expected to introduce the iPhone 5se at an event that’s planned for March 15, with a launch set to take place just a few days later on March 18. Other features rumoured for the iPhone 5se include an A9 processor, an improved camera, and NFC to enable Apple Pay.