Apple to release a smaller iPhone

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Apple to release a smaller iPhone

All year round Apple rumours hit the web almost on a weekly basis and while some seem rather farfetched, others become more believable with countless claims from more reputable sources being announced and this is one of those…

This week’s rumour mill is feeding us with promises of a new smaller iPhone.

This new iPhone which many thought would be called the iPhone 6c (following suit of the iPhone 5c) will actually be called the iPhone 5se.  

Rumours are pouring in about Apples potential new device so what can we expect from the iPhone 5sc (according to rumours):

Smaller screen

The iPhone 5sc is rumoured to have a 4 inch screen with the expected resolution being 1136 x 630.

Plastic casing

Depending on which source you read, the smaller iPhone could be cladded in coloured plastic like the iPhone 5c or metal.

Most sources are leaning to the coloured plastic option after a picture posted on Apple’s own website advertising its official Lightning dock shows an image of an iPhone which at first glance appears to be a iPhone 5c, however at a closer look the device appears to have fingerprint Touch ID which wasn’t featured on the iPhone 5c leading many to believe Apple accidently leaked an image of the iPhone 5se…

Just as powerful as an iPhone 6s

The latest rumours regarding the iPhone 5se is that it will include an A9 chip and M9 co-processor.

This technology is featured in the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, which if true would mean that the iPhone 5se could benefit from such features as always-on Siri activation.

When will it be released?

As for the release date, no one seems to be able to agree on it.

Some have suggested that it will be released this September alongside the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, others think it will be mid-2016 or this March alongside the Apple Watch 2. Although it isn’t even clear yet if Apple will be releasing the Apple Watch 2 in March (it’s been suggested it will now be released alongside the iPhone 7).

Over the next few weeks/months we are likely to see this information confirmed or disproved as usual, however we will keep you up-to-date leading up until its potential release. 

Luke Stanley