Design Drawings Suggest iPhone 5se Will Look Almost Identical to iPhone 5s

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Multiple rumors about the iPhone 5se have suggested the device will resemble the iPhone 5s, but its exact design has been difficult to nail down because the same rumors have also pointed towards a curved iPhone 6-style display, hinting at two design styles that don't mix well.

    Case maker's design drawings and schematics shared today by 9to5Mac and OnLeaks (via give us a clearer picture of what the iPhone 5se may look like, depicting a design nearly identical to that of the iPhone 5s.


    The iPhone 5se's dimensions are essentially the same as the dimensions of the iPhone 5s, measuring in at approximately 123.8mm tall, 58.6mm wide, and 7.6mm thick. In 9to5Mac's rendering, created from information obtained from a case maker, the power button has been moved to the side of the device, while OnLeak's schematic still has a power button at the top of the phone.


    There's also conflicting information provided about the camera. The schematic depicts a protruding rear camera with a pill-shaped flash, while 9to5Mac says the iPhone 5se camera matches the camera of the iPhone 5s. It is unclear which is correct, but both agree on the general design of the device.


    As for rumors of an iPhone 6-style curved cover glass, the iPhone 5se is said to have a display that curves slightly at the edges, but the curve isn't as dramatic as on Apple's newer devices.
    The iPhone 5se will reportedly come in standard iPhone colors -- Silver, Space Gray, Rose Gold, and Gold -- which will make it nearly indistinguishable from an iPhone 5s at a distance. Its similarity to an iPhone 5s may explain why we have yet to see part leaks for the device despite its imminent launch date.

    Case makers often put a lot of time and resources into nailing down the design of products ahead of their launch because being first to market with accessories for a new iOS device can be quite lucrative. Design drawings and schematics aren't accurate 100 percent of the time, but they often provide a clear look at upcoming product designs.

    Apple is expected to introduce the iPhone 5se at an event that's planned for March 15, with a launch set to take place just a few days later on March 18. Other features rumored for the iPhone 5se include an A9 processor, an improved camera, and NFC to enable Apple Pay.

    Article Link: Design Drawings Suggest iPhone 5se Will Look Almost Identical to iPhone 5s
  2. JCrz macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2014
  3. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3


    Feb 10, 2011
  4. wikiverse macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2012
  5. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    Wow, looks great! A nice combination of both iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 design. Im liking the rounded edges that are subtler than the 6 design.
  6. Crosscreek macrumors 68030


    Nov 19, 2013
    That's fine. I love the design of my 5s. A+ No camera hump.
  7. hleewell macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2009
    I was hoping for an iPhone 6 Mini but well....
  8. TT D'arby macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2014
    no one will be happy with it unless it has at least 40 hours of battery life.....
  9. ignatius345 macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2015
    I hope the power button stays at the top and that it somehow still fits the battery case I already have (not holding my breath, though...)
  10. MasterRyu2011 macrumors 65816

    Aug 22, 2014
    The iPhone 5 and 5S are the best-designed iPhones. This probably will be shave costs for Apple as well to re-use the same design. Smart economics.
  11. Vanilla35 macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2013
    Washington D.C.
  12. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2014
    Relocated power button ? This make no sense on a 4" device.
  13. Candlelight macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2011
    New Zealand
  14. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    It appears some details were left out in the above article...
    "The new device will come in 16GB and 64GB storage options and sell for the same prices as the 5s."
  15. troy14 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2008
    Las Vegas (Summerlin), NV
    This is going to be tough because I bought the 6, used it for a year, and went back to a 5S because I love the smaller size / one handedness of the phone. I have all intentions of buying the 5SE but I guess I'll have to wait until the 7 and see what it looks like redesigned... launching in March doesn't seem the smartest because people will want to wait?
  16. cdm283813 macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2015
    What the heck is this, the 5SS? Boy Apple this better not be true. Why not use the same design language as the iPhone 6S or better yet; wait until iPhone 7 comes out to release 3 models.
  17. NickD73 macrumors regular


    Jan 21, 2013
    Here comes another Flapple (Apple Flop).
  18. stevemiller macrumors 68000

    Oct 27, 2008
    Antenna lines running the length of the phone?
  19. garirry macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2013
    Canada is my city
    Those band-type things around the glass panels on the back of the device are kinda off-putting, I hope it isn't going to look as bad as the bands on the iPhone 6/S.
  20. \-V-/ Suspended


    May 3, 2012
    I heartily laughed, thank you. :p
  21. bladerunner2000 macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2015
    I'm not an iPhone fan, but the 5 and 5s have the nicest design of any of the iPhones, and perhaps of any phone ever (HTC One from 2013 was really nice too).

    If only iOS wasn't so crippled...
  22. ThomasJL macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2008
    If the design really ends up being similar to the 5s, it will mean Tim Cook has taken his already existing lack of innovation to an all-new low.
  23. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    It looks nice, but can't help feeling that this supposed event in March is going to be entirely underwhelming. A rehashed phone from 2013, a few bands for a watch and an iPad with features borrowed from 2015's iPad Pro.

    Is it too much to hope for Skylake laptops...?
  24. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    This is intended as Apple's base model. They are refreshing it to keep it up to date.
  25. \-V-/ Suspended


    May 3, 2012
    Why yes!

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