After the first video was released last week, a photo of the next iPhone allegedly leaks online to add more fuel to the rumors about Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) upcoming device. Dutch website One More Thing first posted the image of the smartphone to be launched by Apple in the next couple of months.
The video online claimed to be showing off the upcoming iPhone, but the source was considered questionable due to the fact that it was hard to tell it was actually the 4.7-inch phone. With no size to compare, it was deemed as difficult to discern if it was another similar model. However, a picture has surfaced, one that is allegedly the real deal.
It looks like the iPhone 6s, but it isn’t?
The image displays an iPhone 5, for the purpose of scale, and the upcoming model to be released by Apple. Reportedly, the rumors were wrong in its name by dubbing it iPhone 6C. However, the next launch from the company will instead be titled iPhone 5se, with the suffix likely standing for “special edition” to show the “enhanced version of the iPhone 5”. However, without confirmation from Apple themselves, the community can only suggest and theorize about the next release.
The picture shows that the alleged iPhone 5se looks similar to the latest 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus, including the curved edges and Touch ID. It’s possible that the upcoming smartphone will include the fingerprint unlock feature, which has proven to be rather popular among users. Furthermore, the iPhone 5se could potentially be powered by the Apple A8 chipset and the M8 motion co-processor. The chipset is also currently present in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
The upcoming smartphone will be equipped with an 8 megapixel camera, and a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera as well. In terms of support, it will most likely be able to capture Live Photos and shoot a 3 seconds long video. Other features might include the standard autofocus and panorama, and possibly Apple Pay with NFC connectivity.
The iPhone 5se is set to launch this spring, alongside the new Apple Watch 2 that has been promised to arrive with a slew of improvements over the previous model. KGI Securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo estimates the price of the next iPhone to reach between $400 to $500. However, more official confirmations are likely to follow in the wake of the few online leaks. All the theories could be put to rest.
One feature that will likely be missing is the 3D Touch that has been introduced with iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. It’s possible that it will be reserved only for the latest, high-end models that we will see launched from Apple. If rumors are true, the upcoming iPhone 7 will certainly be included in that list.
Apple’s iPhone 7, however, is expected to launch at some point in September 2016. Rumors centered around the high-end device are boasting of a curved screen and the removal of the “home” button. It would be interesting to see what sort of improvements Apple will make, and perhaps add in new functions to their tech.
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