Alleged Packaging Leak Confirms “iPhone SE” Naming, NFC and 16 GB Storage

With just a few more days to go until the highly anticipated Apple media event, the rumour mill has started spilling more information about the upcoming 4-inch iPhone. Today a new photo appeared on Chinese microblogging service Weibo (via iPhone-Ticker) apparently confirming that Apple will drop the “5” from the device’s name, and that storage options will start from 16 GB.

IPhone SE packaging

While the authenticity of the image cannot be confirmed, the packaging reveals that Apple will likely name the next-gen, 4-inch iPhone “SE” (super exciting). As you can see from the above image, the description also lists a Lightning-to-USB cable and EarPods, which means the device will have a 3.5 mm headphone jack when it launches.

The same source says there will be a 64 GB version of the handset, and that it will be available in four different colours, most likely silver, space grey, gold, and rose gold. Interestingly, the most recent rumours suggest the iPhone SE will retain design elements from the iPhone 6, not the iPhone 5s.

You may recall that earlier this week an alleged hands-on video surfaced on YouTube showing the iPhone SE. That device had pill-shaped volume buttons, while the case Unbox Therapy received today had round buttons, so there are conflicting reports here. However, we’ll soon find out what Apple has been boiling up lately in its labs. Stay tuned!

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