Tag Archive for ‘iPhone 5se’

Mark Gurman Publishes iPhone 5se Drawings ➝

If these drawing are correct, the iPhone 5se will look almost identical to 2013’s iPhone 5s. The biggest difference being a relocation of the sleep/wake button to the side — in-line with the iPhone 6 and newer devices — and slightly curved edges around the display which is almost unnoticeable in the images.

iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 Planned to Go on Sale March 18 ➝

Mark Gurman, reporting for 9 to 5 Mac:

Apple is currently on target to start selling its next iPhone and iPad models the same week that the new products are introduced in March. Apple is currently planning to introduce a new 4-inch iPhone dubbed the “iPhone 5se” and a new iPad Air at an event on Tuesday, March 15th, then put the products up for sale online and in retail stores as early as Friday, March 18th, according to sources. Apple is unlikely to offer pre-orders for the new devices, according to sources who cautioned that the plans could still change.

4-inch iPhone enthusiasts, you likely have just five weeks to get your finances in order.

‘Rose Gold Coming to iPhone 5se’ ➝

Mark Gurman, regarding the recent “hot pink” iPhone 5se rumors:

This weekend, reports have emerged with claims that the new device will be offered in a new “bright” or “hot” pink color option, but sources say that the iPhone 5se’s coloring is identical to the iPhone 6s’s in appearance.

Apple is said to be aiming to keep its hardware colors consistent across iOS devices.

Just based on anecdotal evidence — as in, the devices I see people using in public — it certainly seems like the rose gold option is incredibly popular.

Apple May Hold March 15 Event ➝

According to Gurman’s sources, Apple should be announcing the iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3, and a minor Apple Watch refresh — probably new bands and software updates. I’m really looking forward to seeing this new 4-inch iPhone and what the company has in store for the Apple Watch.

Update: Matthew Panzarino and John Paczkowski are also reporting the same date.

‘iPhone 5se’ to Have A9/M9 Chips and Always-On Siri ➝

Mark Gurman, with more information on the iPhone 5se:

First, we are told that there are different prototypes of the device floating around Apple’s campus: some with the A8 and M8 chips that we discussed in our previous report, and some with the iPhone 6s’s A9 and M9 processors. We’ve now learned that the iPhone 5se is more likely to include variants of the A9 and M9 chips instead of the A8 and M8 lines. […]

Lastly, we are told that the 5se will also likely see another boost over the 5s: a higher capacity. While the new device will likely start at a 16GB capacity to match the 5s, the secondary, higher capacity is said to be doubled from 32GB to 64GB.

At what point would Apple consider this device to be part of the iPhone 6-family rather than the iPhone 5?

Gurman’s Sources Say ‘iPhone 5se’ Coming in March or April ➝

Everything about this rumor seems plausible to me aside from the name and the addition of curved glass on a device that will “mostly retain the 5s’s design.” The name “iPhone 5se” is terrible, why wouldn’t they simply name it iPhone 5e? Has everyone at Apple forgotten about the response to the iPhone 3GS?

As for the design, wouldn’t Gurman’s sources refer to it as a miniature iPhone 6 rather than as a modified 5s? Other than the obvious size differences, the 5s’ chamfered edge is one of its few defining features when compared to the iPhone 6.

I’m typically inclined to believe Gurman’s rumors, and this one is no different, but I’m still left with questions about what form this 4-inch device will take.