There’s been an onslaught of rumors about a new 4” iPhone, dubbed simultaneously the “5SE” or the “SE.” MacRumors posted about the rumors with renders of the “leaks,” as well as some details about what the iPhone 5SE/SE will look like.
“Last week, two conceptual design drawings of the 4-inch iPhone were shared by 9to5Mac and OnLeaks, each created based on information sourced from parties with knowledge of the 4-inch iPhone’s design. Neither is a direct, ultra-detailed schematic like those we have seen in the past from case makers, and the design elements of the device in the two drawings do not match up.” (Emphasis mine)
The rumors of the new device aren’t like those that came out regarding the iPhone 6, where the device’s look was basically unveiled months in advance. These rumors are less substantial than most were hoping for, and highly speculative in nature. The report from MacRumors even admits this, saying the only leak has been the display.
The post about the schematics themselves doesn’t reveal much more, either. They’re inconclusive at best, contradictory at worst.
“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.”
You can see for yourself in the pictures below.
These phones look pretty slick, and should fill the hole in Apple users’ hearts created by the lack of a 4″ iPhone. With the speculation of what’s to be included in this new device (Apple Pay, among others), if these are even close to reality, we’re gonna be in good shape.
Ultimately, it’s unknown what Apple will do with the new phones, though it’s reasonably certain at this point that Apple is introducing the 5SE, the SE, or whatever they choose to call it. 9to5Mac notes that the supply of iPhone 5S is dwindling at most retailers, something usually seen in advance of a new device’s release. (Tim Cook’s supply chain prowess shines here, as usual.) It’s happening—just maybe not how we’re expecting.
We’ll know better on March 21.
What do you think the iPhone 5SE will look like?