Apple is preparing to launch a new 4-inch iPhone this spring, reports 9to5Mac. The oft-accurate Mark Gurman claims he has it on good authority that the device, codenamed N69, will publicly be called the “iPhone 5se,” and should begin shipping by March or April.

Gurman says the device that made headlines yesterday, which looked identical in design to Apple’s current smartphones, is a fake, and the real 4-inch iPhone looks a lot like the iPhone 5s. He also notes that contrary to recent rumors, the handset has a headphone jack.

The new device is internally codenamed “N69,” but the launch name will likely be the “iPhone 5se.” The “se” suffix has been described in two ways by Apple employees: as a “special edition” variation of the vintage 4-inch iPhone screen size and as an “enhanced” version of the iPhone 5s. Indeed, the upcoming “5se” features a design similar to 2013’s flagship but upgraded internals, software, and hardware features that blend the old design with modern technologies from the past two iPhone upgrades.

As for that hardware, he believes the 5se will feature an 8-megapixel iSight camera, 1.2-megapixel FaceTime camera, and the A8 and M8 chips from the iPhone 6. And although its screen won’t be pressure-sensitive, he has heard that the phone will support Live Photos.

It’s believed that Apple is planning an event for March, similar in date to its keynote last year, to introduce this new iPhone, as well as new Apple Watch hardware—although a recent report pointed to supply chain evidence that suggested it may not be a major refresh.

Source: 9to5Mac

  • Saulo Chonay

    No pressure sensitive?…i’ll stick with my 5S then.

  • JulianZH

    the i5 design is the best. it feel so good on hand and the look of it.

    • James G

      That Space Black!

      • tariq

        Agreed! Thats the one i have(: best color and design

      • That slate black of the 5, tho!

      • h4nd0fg0d

        Space Gray?

      • James G

        iPhone 5 is the only iPhone that had space black. 5s changed to Space Gray and I don’t like it as much.

  • xxFoxtail

    If it was just a mini 6s, I’d consider getting it. I’d rather have a smaller iPhone, but want all the latest stuff. I don’t think I can live without 3D Touch anymore.

    • James G

      Agreed. Lack of 3D Touch on iPads is why I haven’t upgraded my iPad 3. After using my 6s+ the iPad is just lacking a major input mechanism.

  • James G

    Would love it if they add iPad Air 3 with 3D Touch.

  • Gucciipad

    No ty. I love my 6s plus. I don’t need a laptop. Anymore. Im sick. I’m bed. 4 inch is to small

  • Buck

    YES YES YES!!!!

    Credit Card is ready to buy 3 of them when available!

  • Blacklight: Retribution

    I would get the new iPhone 5s.

  • Victor Molina

    Will buy if it’s the iPhone 5s case and iPhone 7 specs or at least a lil better then iPhone 6s specs

    • Juschan

      better than the 6s specs? so this would be the 2016 flagship till the iPhone 7 release? thats funny but far of reality.. i dont even think it will reach the iPhone 6 performance fully ..

      • Victor Molina

        Lets wait for benchmarks to see. But I’ll buy it just for the bigger battery from my iPhone 5s

  • hkgsulphate

    the iPhone 5/5s design is the most beautiful one among all apple products

    • Juschan

      i think the iPhone 4 is by far the most beautiful

      • Anson Jones

        I would say iPhone 4 & 4S 🙂

  • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

    While the design of the 5S makes this a compeling device to buy, it only has an A8 chip. Not worth it IMO.

  • rockdude094

    So my 5s is still in style after 3 years ?

  • Eli Montoya

    I’m going to get it. I hate the 6. Don’t even get me started with the 6 plus. I’m pretty sure I hate the design though, because it always slips out of my hand. Hope the design of the 5se will be like the 5s, or even the 5.

  • n0ahcruz3

    If this 4inch iphone has 2gb ram, bigger battery 3D touch with i’ll get one. But i dont see myself getting because of Live photos only wtf. Anyway there’s only one Apple rumor/leak i would trust and thats ming chi koh. Idk if I spelled that right..

  • Rowan09

    Might get one as my daughters first phone. I could stomach her losing or messing this one up.

  • Sleetui

    4-inch is perfect for the hands

  • h4nd0fg0d

    Weak and pitiful. Utterly ridiculous. Sssssss, smmfh and lol simultaneously. A specially lame idea for a particularly ‘special’ group of individuals. Am guaranteeing very low sales regardless of what these mental degenerates think. Price for 2 steps backward will undoubtedly be equally absurd. Also will be lmao come September when I have my 7+ in hand. Everytime I look at a 4′ screen for more than 2 min, my perfect eye sight is full of disdain. Suck it 4′ phone. And please, no replies. Thank you ahead of time.