iPhone 5se might ship with A9 processor and iPhone 6 like design


The rumor mill is at full speed and the latest one to come out from Apple is the new ‘iPhone 5se’ which will likely replace the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus this year in March. The new version will contain the same screen size as iPhone 5/5s but the internals will be beefed up with the latest powerful chips for the Cuptertio giant: A9 processor, updated GPU, M9 motion coprocessor to enable always-on Siri, improved cameras and hopefully, increased amount of RAM.

The latest details come via Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac. A per the report, Apple is equipping the 4 inch screen iPhone 5se with faster processing chips, which would be the A9 and M9 processors, rather than the A8 and M8 used in the iPhone 6 generation, as previously rumored. The reason behin this is that Apple would not want the new iPhone to be two generations behind in terms of processions power, after the release of iPhone 7 with the expected next gen A10 processor. Besides faster processors, iPhone 5se will have Apple Pay support and faster TouchID, upgraded camera optics and features to bring it on par with at least iPhone 6 and curved edged design too. However, Apple is going to keep the lower storage capacity to the much loathed 16GB and remove the 32GB variant by introducing a 64GB version.

iPhone 5s leaked image
Alleged leaked photo by One MoreThing of the iPhone 5se, next to an iPhone 5

It is expected that Apple will announce iPhone 5se by Mid-March 2016. After the official announcement of the new product, Apple will discontinue the production of iPhone 5s while the iPhone 5se may replace iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Apple’s lineup. After iPhone 7’s launch, the expected line up should be: iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus and iPhone 5se.