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Smaller iPhone to be called iPhone 5SE, not iPhone 6C

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Smaller iPhone to be called iPhone 5SE, not iPhone 6C

After months of rumours, it looks like this year might not be marked by a phone called the iPhone 6c after all. Instead, it seems Apple's smaller iPhone could be known as the iPhone 5SE, and instead of being a shrunken iPhone 6, will be an upgraded 5S with some of the same specs as the 6.

That's according to Mark Gurman from 9to5Mac, who has spoken to sources who have used the forthcoming 4-inch iPhone. He also has a good track record when it comes to Apple rumours.

The SE suffix reportedly stands for "Special Edition". It will look more like an iPhone 5S than a 6, but will have some cosmetic enhancements.

These include iPhone 6-style curved glass instead of the chamfered edges of the 5S, and the same colour options as the 6S.

It's also said to sport the same cameras as the 6S, along with the Live Photos feature (though no 3D Touch). Apple Pay will be on board thanks to an NFC chip, and the camera will let you capture larger panoramas and have autofocus for video recording.

The 5SE is said to replace the iPhone 5S in Apple's line-up.

According to Gurman, the iPhone 6C video we reported last week is a fake.

The new iPhone is said to be announced in March, and to go on sale in late March or early April. So we've not long to wait to find out exactly what Apple is cooking up.

Source:

9to5Mac

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