A couple more details were shared on the rumoured upcoming ‘iPhone 5se’, and now we have what claims to be a leaked image of the device, sitting next to an iPhone 5, as posted on the One More Thing forums by user Gijs Raggers (via 9to5Mac).
The image below has an iPhone 5 on the left for reference, with the so-called iPhone 5se beside it on the right, showing off a curved design we’ve come to know from the iPhone 6/6s. The forum user refers to the device as the ‘iPhone 6c’.
The leak supposedly from from Vietnam, and other forum members pointed out the source has shared accurate leaks in the past, specifically the iPad Air in 2013. How did they figure this out? The image of the table surface, plus the reflection of the lamp, seen in the iPad leak below from a couple years ago:
Last week we also saw an alleged hands-on video of the smartphone, showing its design that looks exactly like a smaller iPhone 6.
The next ‘iPhone 5se’ or ‘iPhone 6c’ is seen as the successor to Apple’s current entry level iPhone 5c, which sports a 4-inch display. Some people do not want a larger display and favour smaller iPhones for their easier one-handed use and lower price compared to flagship models.
This rumoured device is said to house Apple’s 8MP camera from the iPhone 6, along with NFC for Apple Pay, A8 CPU, Bluetooth 4.2, VoLTE, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, support for Live Photos plus have the same four colour options from the current iPhone 6s line up. Oh, and it’s rumoured to possibly debut at a March special event.
Stay tuned for more leaks as we make our way through the beginning of 2016. Would you be interested in a successor to the iPhone 5c?