Accessory-makers have started revealing cases to protect Apple’s upcoming iPhone SE (the phone formerly known as the 6C and 5SE) from bumps and scrapes.
However, they don’t seem to be able to agree on the exact design of the new handset, meaning some cases are likely to be useless when the phone actually lands.
Two sets of photos of unbranded cases have been revealed. One is based on the design of the current iPhone 5S, with a flatter design and an aperture for accessing the power button at the top of the phone.
The other shows a rounded design and power button along the side. This echoes the design of the top–end iPhone 6S and chimes with a string of rumours about Apple’s design plans.
There has been a comparative lack of component leaks for the iPhone SE, suggesting it will be very similar in style to 2013’s iPhone 5s.
The forthcoming phone, which is pegged to launch around March 21st, apparently features Apple’s latest A9 chipset, Touch ID smarts for Apple Pay and a series of minor internal improvements.
Its 4–inch screen is designed to appeal to those who do no want a larger smartphone.
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