Apple’s spring events don’t usually don’t see the launch of an iPhone handset, but this year, things will be done a bit differently by the Cupertino-based company. We have plenty of reasons to believe that it will be announcing a classic 4-inch offering which is now likely to be called the iPhone SE.
While we’ve been hearing lots of details about this device by means of leaks and rumors over the past few months, there has been a huge confusion about what exactly it will be called. Names like iPhone 6C and iPhone 7C were being tossed around, before it came to be called the iPhone 5E.
That didn’t last long though, as iPhone 5SE was quick to jump into the picture. And now, with iPhone SE having been revealed to be its new name, we’re quite unsure about whether this will stick till the end or not.
9to5Mac has quoted unnamed sources to have said that the SE will stand for Special Edition. The iPhone SE will derive its design cues from the iPhone 5S which it will replace and grab the price structure of.
Its 4-inch display is expected to have better resolution though, but there’s considerable evidence that the 3D Touch functionality will be absent on this screen. That said, the fingerprint scanner will maintain its place on the handset of course.
The iPhone SE will reportedly be powered by the A9 chipset. It will adopt NFC for supporting Apple Pay, and will grab an upgraded 8 MP main camera instead of the 12MP snapper that’s present on the iPhone 6S range.
Buzz in the industry is that Apple will be holding an unveiling event for the iPhone SE and a 9.7-inch iPad Pro on March 15. Stay tuned until then for more on these devices.