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Apple likely to call the upcoming 4-inch iPhone 'iPhone SE,' dropping any numbers

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Feb 2016 20:31

Apple likely to call the upcoming 4-inch iPhone 'iPhone SE,' dropping any numbers As has been reported for a couple of months, Apple is preparing a new 4-inch iPhone, one that will look similar to the company's previous iPhone 5s design, except with 2016 specs.
There had been rumors that the company would call the device the "iPhone 5se," but it is becoming apparent that Apple will drop the number scheme completely, sticking with just iPhone SE.

Of course, dropping the numbers make sense from a sales and marketing standpoint, as consumers may be upset to buy something with 5 in the title when the iPhone 7 is set for release. Additionally, by dropping the numbers, the product cycle does not have to coincide with the company's current release dates in the fall.

By most leaks, the iPhone SE will be identical to the iPhone 5s in design except that it will have curved edges. Under the hood, the phone will be powered by an A9 processor, an M9 chip, always-on Siri support, an NFC chip, Live Photo support and upgraded Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cameras.

Apple has a press event scheduled for March 15th where they are expected to launch the SE as well as a new iPad.

Source:
9to5

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