Latest rumor says Apple's 4-inch iPhone will be called the 'iPhone 5e'


Recent rumors have suggested that Apple is preparing to release a new 4-inch phone, with a design similar to the iPhone 5s, and that this phone would be a new member of Apple's lower-end "C" lineup. However, a new report from Chinese website MyDriver claims to have updated information from Apple's supply chain sources, revealing the 4-inch device will debut a new name: the "iPhone 5e."


While the "c" in the iPhone 5c stood for "color," MyDriver is claiming the "e" in this case stands for enhancement.

The enhancements in addition to re-introducing the 4-inch form factor back into the iPhone line are support for Apple Pay, NFC, and VoLTE. As for a release date, MyDrivers pegs it as March, which would compliment previous reports that Apple will hold a Spring event later this year.

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On the specs side, the iPhone 5e will allegedly come in both 16 and 64 GB configurations and will include an 8MP camera and A9 processor; although an A8 processor and 1GB of RAM may be used in order to hit a 3288 Yuan ($500) price goal.

Because MyDriver has a mixed track record when it comes to reporting on Apple, the reported specs should be taken with a grain of salt. However, this new information only adds more fuel to the fire that a new smaller-form iPhone is on the way.


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