Apple May Unveil an Enhanced Edition of iPhone 5S in April – Curved Edges & Live Photos
Apple is said to be launching a new handset called the iPhone 5SE that sports a 4-inch screen and a slew of new features, such as curved edges and the Live Photos feature. The report comes from 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman, according to whom the new phone is scheduled for release in April.
The alleged iPhone 5SE is basically the same as the old 5S, but features updated internal components, in addition to those available on the newer iPhone 6 duo. According to Gurman, the “SE” suffix stands for “special enhanced” edition of the old iPhone 5S.
While the iPhone 6 has been a massive success for the Cupertino tech giant, there has been some demand for a smaller version of the phone, which could let the 5S users upgrade their old devices.
The report claims that the 5SE comes with similar curved edges as the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus as well as the same color options. The phone boasts an 8MP camera, 1.2MP front shooter, improved Wi-Fi, Live Photos and Apple Pay.
Apple is expected to announce the new phone in late March or early April, which is the same time when it’ll unveil a new version of the Apple Watch. The company is likely to discontinue the iPhone 5S once it releases the 5SE. Which means the new phone won’t exactly be a low-cost device and set you back around $450.
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