Leak Hints At 4-inch iPhone 5se

The iPhone 5s is due an upgrade in March

Recent leaks are claiming that a 4-inch Apple iPhone is due to be released in the next few months, maybe as soon as mid-March.

The handset, rumoured to be named the iPhone 5se, is said to be an update on the iPhone 5s – its design will be very similar to its predecessor.

Rounded edges like the iPhone 6 should be the only change in appearance, however Apple is planning a complete upgrade of the processor to bring it in line with their most recent creations.

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First look at the iPhone 5se

Leaked picture of the iPhone 5se

If this picture is indeed of the iPhone 5se (on the right, next to a 5 for comparison), it's easy to observe the phone will come with Touch ID on the home button, more rounded volume buttons, and a lock button on the side instead of the top.

The front camera has moved to the left of the earpiece, which was one of the iPhone 6's design changes.

We should expect the same colours as the iPhone 6s – silver, space grey, gold and rose gold.

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It's what's inside that matters

The iPhone 5se is likely to include a variant of the A9 chip, to be able to compete with the iPhone 7's faster A10 chip. This is a huge improvement on the performance of the iPhone 5, which should be discontinued as the new device hits the stores.

Hey Siri!

The new processor means we should see the improved version of Siri (activated by simply saying 'Hey Siri') on the device, which is expected to come in 16 and 64GB capacities. Apple Pay will also be available.

Rumours are also hinting at an 8-megapixel camera, as well as a 1.5MP front-facing snapper.

iPhone 5se Release Date?

Unfortunately for eager Apple fans, there's no word yet on a release date for the rumoured device. As always, Apple is likely to stay silent about any rumours until it feels like it's worth talking about it.

Apple is expected to host an event in September for the launch of the iPhone 7, whilst earlier events will likely showcase a new Apple Watch and iOS 10 - so this new phone could theoretically appear at any one of these shows.

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