It seems folks in the supply chain can’t get the naming of Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone right. Several rumors have suggested it might be named the iPhone 6c, following in the footsteps of the cheaper iPhone 5c. Some even suggest it will be called the iPhone 7c, which doesn’t make sense given it’s supposed to launch well before next September when the iPhone 7 is expected. A new rumor on Monday gives it yet another name.
According to MyDrivers, Apple is planning to call the device the “iPhone 5e” with the “E” simply highlighting the “enhanced” version of the iPhone 5s. Seems to make a bit of sense given it’s supposed to pack Touch ID and other features that are also available in the iPhone 6s. MyDrivers said the phone is in “volume production” and that 16GB and 64GB models are expected. Oddly, the report says that Apple decided against the A9 processor and may instead include an A8 chip and 1GB of RAM.
The new 4-inch iPhone is still expected sometime this spring, around March or April depending on which rumor you trust.