iPhone 5se vs iPhone 5 Photo (Supposedly)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by arn, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001

    Following reports that Apple will release a new 4-inch iPhone in March or April, a user named Gijs Raggers has shared a photo of the alleged smartphone next to an iPhone 5 on Dutch website One More Thing. The photo was posted on the website's discussion forums, where anyone can sign up and contribute.

    The purported 4-inch iPhone appears to be the same size as the iPhone 5, but otherwise looks identical to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s externally, including its curved glass edges, thinner bezels, relocated FaceTime camera, pill-shaped volume buttons and power button moved to the right side.

    Leaked photo of purportedly new 4-inch iPhone to the right of an iPhone 5

    The veracity of the photo cannot be confirmed, but Gijs Raggers previously leaked photos of the original iPad Air in August 2013, nearly three months before the tablet was announced. Many other photos and videos of the tablet surfaced around the same time, however, so take that as you will.

    While most rumors suggest the new 4-inch iPhone's upgraded tech specs will be similar to the iPhone 6, including A8 and M8 chips, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and NFC for Apple Pay, the photo conflicts with reports claiming the device will look similar to the last-generation iPhone 5s design.
    It also sounds questionable for Apple to call its new 4-inch iPhone the "iPhone 5se" if the device truly resembles an iPhone 6. That may very well be the name, but the oft-rumored "iPhone 6c" name, or even the "iPhone 6 mini" name suggested in our forums, would seem to be more fitting name choices in that scenario.

    KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo issued a note to investors today, a copy of which was obtained by MacRumors, in which he reaffirmed Apple will release a new 4-inch iPhone and iPad Air 3 in the first half of 2016. Both devices, and new Apple Watch bands, could be introduced at a March media event in San Francisco.

    Article Link: Leaked Photo of Alleged 4-Inch iPhone Resembles iPhone 6

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  2. rijc99 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 27, 2015
    FEMA Region 9
    I was always under the impression it would share the basic dimensions of the 5s but the design language of the 6 series.
  3. kamalds macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2010
    Why not just keep selling the iPhone 5s for couple of more years? It is a good phone.
  4. LovingTeddy macrumors 65816


    Oct 12, 2015
    There's no fingerprint reader with iPhone 5 SE?

    Opps, looked at wrong one. Ignore this post
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    Becuase it is not new and exciting.. Out old wine into new bottle and charge higher price, why not? It is something milliojnof Apple fan will drew over
  5. AdamskiUK, Jan 24, 2016
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    AdamskiUK macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2011
    I'm sure I've read on MR that the design was to incorporate the more curved edges on the 6 design. I think it looks really nice and, if real, will make for a great 5C replacement for my mum in a year or so.

    I do find it weird that the power button opposes the volume buttons, though. Continuity isn't a replacement for functionality, Apple!
  6. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

    Jun 12, 2013
    Ugly antenna bands? Check.

    Power button badly placed opposed to volume keys? Check.

    This leak looks like it has a good chance of being for real. Forget it. I'll wait for iPhone 7.
  7. DMVillain macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2011
  8. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    Good questions. I can't answer them but great questions nonetheless
  9. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Apple had done this in the past, i.e., the 5c. People are assuming apple will call it the 5se (and they may) but people hung names on prior iterations, only to have apple call it something else. As for March, only Apple knows why.
  10. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    Because the 5S is outdated. The 5SE/6C will give us most* of the new "stuff" in a 4" form factor.
  11. mous94410 macrumors 6502


    Aug 12, 2015
  12. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    May 31, 2015
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
    If it's gonna look like a smaller iPhone 6, then the "5se" name just makes no sense whatsoever. Just call it the "iPhone 6 mini" and be done with it. They did it with the iPad, why not with the iPhone?
  13. Charadis macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2010
    I like the design, looks like a mini iPhone 6. :)

    Looks like more years of glass screen protectors that don't cover the entire front. Not a entirely a bad thing, but I was hoping for a different approach this time... Can't seem to go back to non glass protectors
  14. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    Previous rumors were that it was based on the iPhone 6 design. If it has the number "5" in the name I would expect it to look more like the 5 though. Time will tell...
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    Because Apple wants you to buy a 6S now, and wants you to buy a 7 come fall. It's like the 5C, it isn't their flagship so it isn't as important.
  15. warden macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2013
    iOS is becoming increasingly reliant on the swipe-from-left gesture, whether for returning to a previous page or bringing up previous apps with 3D touch. This gesture is certainly possible on a sharp-sided device like the 5s, but not nearly as comfortable as on the smooth curved sides of the 6/6s.
  16. koyoot macrumors 603


    Jun 5, 2012
    Nobody cannot get things together?

    iPhone 5SE - revised iPhone 5S with A8, new hardware etc.

    iPhone 6S Mini - the thing on that photo on the right with hardware that can be comparable to 6S.

    iPhone 5SE - the same price as current 5S.
    6S Mini - 100$ less than iPhone 6S.
  17. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    So you think Apple is putting out two different 4" phones this year?
  18. aces99 macrumors 6502


    Apr 18, 2014
    If Apple wants the new 4" phone to sell well they need it to have the internals of the 6S. If it has the internals of the 6 they are crippling it right out of the gate and it want sell as well. I want a 4" phone myself but I don't want it with old tech. I want it to be the same as the 6S just in a smaller form factor. Guess we will have to wait to see what Apple comes out with.
  19. aces99 macrumors 6502


    Apr 18, 2014
    I doubt Apple is going to come out with 2 different versions of a 4" phone. Hopefully it will be the 6S mini because I am in the market for a 6S in a 4" form factor. I got my fingers crossed.
  20. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Honestly, most people probably wouldn't even know the difference if it has iPhone 6 internals.
  21. geta macrumors 6502a

    May 18, 2010
    The Moon
    looks good minus the power button placement, but i can live with it. Now its all a bout the specs and the price...
  22. aces99 macrumors 6502


    Apr 18, 2014
    True that, but just because the specs are not the latest and greatest a lot of people would poo poo it. I don't care as much about spec numbers as long as it has the features I want.
  23. SSD-GUY macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2012
    London, UK
  24. rockosmodurnlif macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2007
    New York, NY
    Would prefer power button on top & ability for "Hey Siri" w/o plugging phone in (needs A9 chip right?) but we'll see

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