Mumbai: A new report on Apple’s new 4-inch smartphone suggested that the device would only be called iPhone "SE", which will be the company’s first ever device without a number in it’s name.
The report by 9to5Mac said that the upgraded iteration of the 2013 iPhone 5s will only be called "SE" to keep the product line-up simple for customers.
The report cited several sources who support the decision to drop out ‘5’ from the new handset’s name. They said bringing back an iPhone 5 variant in the iPhone 6 era will be really confusing for potential consumers.
Although the iPhone SE’s design will be closely based upon the older 5s, the new handset will have slightly curved edges around the sides.
The ‘SE’ is also expected to feature an A9 processor, M9 chip, always-on "Hey Siri" support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular hardware. Several souces also pointed out that the device will come along in two—16 and 32GB—variants.
In terms of camera, the device will borrow an 8MP primary camera and a 1.2MP front snapper from the iPhone 6. However, it will support larger panoramas and auto-focus for video recording. The most noticeable addition will be the attractive "Live Photos" feature that can be found on the iPhone 6s.
In terms of colour, the new Rose Gold option will be added along with the existing ones.
Earlier, rumours suggested that Apple were planning to unveil the new device on March 15, but new rumours indicated that the company has delayed the official launch date to March 22. Moreover, a 9.7-inch iPad Pro is also rumoured to accompany the iPhone "SE" at the launch event.