Apple's Upcoming 4-Inch Smartphone May Be Called 'iPhone SE'

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    Rumors surrounding the 4-inch "iPhone 5se" continue today with new information pointing to the possibility of Apple dropping the "5" from the name altogether and simply calling it the "iPhone SE." As reported by 9to5Mac, the new name would be a shift in focus on the 4-inch iPhone's "enhanced and special edition" status, making it stand out from the numerically named crowd of the iPhone family.

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    A design mock-up of the iPhone SE shows similarities to the iPhone 5s​
    Mock-ups from earlier in the week suggested that the iPhone SE will look near-identical to that of the iPhone 5s, with a body measuring in at 123.8mm tall, 58.6mm wide, and 7.6mm thick. The device is said to have an A9 processor, an M9 chip to accommodate the new fitness tracking features of iOS, and include "Hey Siri," apple pay, and Live Photos support.

    The design renderings of the iPhone SE show conflicting claims in regards to the new iPhone's power button placement and camera, but the latter feature is said to support an 8-megapixel system. The iPhone SE is believed to come in the four expected color options of the iPhone line -- Silver, Space Gray, Rose Gold, and Gold -- and be available in 16GB and 64GB sizes.

    It won't be long until we find out everything about the iPhone SE, with reports pointing towards a March 15 media event for the reveal of the new 4-inch iPhone. On the same day, Apple is predicted to announce what was thought to be called the "ipad air 3," but is now believed to be a smaller 9.7-inch addition to the iPad Pro family.

    Article Link: Apple's Upcoming 4-Inch Smartphone May Be Called 'iPhone SE'
     
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    This makes more sense. I would love if they stuck to this form factor and name, and just quietly changed out the internals as they go along, like they do with Macs.
     
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    I hope so.
     
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    Oh no. They're getting rid of the numbers. The ADHD marketing ruin everything. This is how we end up with things like "The New iPad"
     
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    The line needs simplifying. How about iPad Pro iPad and iPad mini. iPhone plus, iPhone and iPhone mini? That is so much simpler. I think the numbers will stay though because it sells phones when you increase the number. But SE just doesn't fit
     
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    Better than 5 SE. But 'Mini' is an even better name.
     
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    A mini, and pro line for iPhone would be a more ideal naming scheme. It helps fit with the iPad lineup.
    Basically:
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    iPhone (Number +/- S model, 4.7 inch model)
    iPhone Pro (Replaces the Plus name for the 5.5 inch model)
     
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    Best Name would be Millennium Edition. Or iPhone 2000. How about iPhone XP?


    EDIT: those are small letters that stand for sans encryption.
     
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    What could SE stand for ? Special Edition? In any case much better then 5 SE. I thought thats a horrible name.

    The rendering does not look as beautiful as my iPhone 5 with those great phases at the edge. I understand its not an render from Apple. Just wanted to say I hope it will be as good looking as my current iPhone 5.
     
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    Like they did with "The New iPad"?
     
  17. KPandian1 macrumors 6502

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    Apple did lose a significant market share when it dropped the 5S size and form - may be Jobs had a point!

    Six iPhones at home, only one 6S - the person with very large hands has it. As the oldest one, I prefer a larger screen - but 4" or 6" - the difference is minimal as one ages.
     
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    Or iPhone 6s Mini Pro :p
     
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    with iPods or Macs, they used to just add a year alongside. this could work...though the iDevices have using "The New" a lot
     
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    iPhone Small Edition - another innovative break-through product from Apple - unter the lead of Tim Cook.

    They just keep innovating and innovating... a new different form factor iPad, a new different form factor iPhone...what's next?
     
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    The chance that this phone has a "5" in it's name is as close to happening as the next iPad mini being called the Newton.
     
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    SE? It had better pretty damn special! The SE/30 to this day is one of favorite Macintosh only second to the quirky IIfx.
     
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    Makes sense for numbers to be lost on iPhones and iPads, do what they do with Macs, just have them defined by time I.e. 'Early 2015', 'Late 2015'.
     
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    Makes sense. Hopefully it's an annual upgrade with up to date-ish specs.
     
  25. Laird Knox macrumors 65816

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    Dropping the number and using the latest processor makes sense. I expect the refresh cycle for the SE will be longer than a single year.

    On a historical note I recall when there was the Mac IIx (68030) and Mac SE (68000) they were about to introduce an SE with the 030 processor. There was talk of naming it the Mac SEx. :rolleyes:
     

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