There were rumours earlier this week that Apple could be releasing a 4-inch iPhone 6c later this year. However, 9to5Mac claims that an iPhone 5SE is in the works instead and is set to launch in March.
‘SE’, according to the report means ‘Special Edition’ and the device will have some of the key specs from the 6 and 6s in the 5s’ smaller form factor. It’ll have the A8 and M8 chips from the 6, NFC with Apple Pay, 8MP back camera and 1.2MP front again like the 6. The camera has support for larger panoramas and autofocus during video recording. Its Bluetooth is version 4.2, like the 6S and it also has Live Photos (but not 3D Touch).
Instead of the shiny edges on the 5S, it will have the curved glass like on the 6 and 6S. 9to5Mac says this device is targeting the market of people who are currently sticking to older generation devices. It will be able to keep up with the iOS updates but won’t compete with the latest iPhones. The current 5S will be discontinued and the 5SE will come in at the same price. Apparently, production for it is currently under way in view for its March/April release.
Be sure to take this information with a pinch of salt as always until we hear something official but watch this space.