Apple’s forthcoming new iPhone, an update on 2013’s 4–inch iPhone 5s, will not be called the iPhone 5se as first reported. Instead, a new report claims Apple will call the device the iPhone SE.
Sources speaking with 9to5mac have confirmed Apple’s plans. This would make it the first Apple smartphone since the original iPhone not to have a number attached to it.
This means Apple will not be wedded to an annual update cycle and stop any confusion while its flagships are called the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
The iPhone SE, which is said to stand for Special Edition, is believed to come with the same 4–inch display as the iPhone 5s, with a slightly tweaked curved design, an updated A9 chipset, Live Photos and a 12 megapixel camera.
The handset will also come with Touch ID for use with Apple Pay.
A new report over the weekend has also claimed that Apple will not include 3D Touch as part of the iPhone SE. This means users will not be able to use pressure as well as touch to interact with the device’s screen, leaving 3D Touch as a flagship feature.
Apple will apparently launch the new phone at a special event in the week starting March 21st.