Four-inch iPhone name-roulette continues: how about iPhone 5se?

It used to be that iPhone naming was so simple: once we got past that whole G/GS business, we had number, number+s, number, number+s. Easy, right? And sure, that iPhone 5c oddball ended up breaking the pattern a little, but it was the exception that proved the rule. But now with this new four-inch iPhone that everyone’s expecting … all bets are off. Dubbing it the iPhone 6c seemed like a safe enough bet, but over the months we’ve been inundated by rumors of names like the iPhone 7c, or iPhone 5e, and the closer we get to when we’re hoping to see Apple actually launch the handset, the further away it sometimes feels we are from the name. Today a new rumors hope to set things straight by tossing a new contender into the ring, suggesting the smartphone will arrive as the iPhone 5se.

That naming scheme is reportedly due to the phone taking most of its design cues from the iPhone 5, though while making a few concessions to Apple’s more modern styling. Those could include curved glass edges, and the same color options as the iPhone 6s.

Other features to look for include Live Photos (though without 3D Touch), NFC support for Apple Pay, and the 8MP/1.2MP camera pair from the iPhone 6. That connection with iPhone 6 components should also extend to the iPhone 5se’s silicon, with the phone featuring an A8 SoC with M8 co-processor.

Apple’s supposedly still interested in launching the handset sometime in our not too distant future, with launch rumors closing in on late March or early April.

Oh, and that hands-on video we checked out the other day? Word is that might be one big fake.

Source: 9to5 Mac

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