Rumored iPhone 5SE might be the iPhone 6C you were hoping for

According to a new report, Apple won’t be releasing a 4-inch iPhone 6C. Instead, it’ll be a special edition upgraded iPhone 5S.

This isn’t the first we’ve heard rumors of an upgraded iPhone 5S model to launch around April 2016, but a new report from 9to5Mac details the specs we might end up seeing in the possible iPhone ‘5SE’ model.

According to sources speaking to the website, Apple is essentially placing the hardware from an iPhone 6 into the smaller body of the 5S.

That means we’ll be seeing an NFC to utilize Apple Pay, an A8 processor, as well as the 8-megapixel camera, 1.2-megapixel front-snapper, and similar body as the iPhone 6.

Interestingly, Live Touch will be available while 3D Touch will be absent, likely so that you get the new features without competing against the newer iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.

Of course, as with most rumors, we suggest taking this with a grain of salt. Still, if Apple does end up releasing a new 4-inch handset, the updated specs seem likely, and the 5SE would also likely take the spot of the current iPhone 5S and its price point of about US$450.

  • Meanwhile, this is what we expect to see in the iPhone 7
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