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iPhone 5se shaping up to be mini powerhouse

by Todd Haselton | February 18, 2016February 18, 2016 10:00 am PST

Apple will reportedly debut a new 4-inch iPhone 5se during a still-unannounced press event in March. We’ve heard that rumor, in addition to several others that try to pinpoint specs. A new report from Bloomberg reiterates that Apple won’t sacrifice on processing power for its smaller iPhone, which is good news for folks who prefer smaller devices but still want the power of a phablet.

A new report from Bloomberg, which takes a dive into the career of Apple’s senior vice president for hardware technologies, Johny Srouji, discusses Apple’s plans to launch a new iPad Air 3 and a smaller 4-inch iPhone next month. It doesn’t name either product by name, specifically, but says that sources have confirmed the iPad will pack Apple’s A9x chip and that the smaller phone will feature an A9 processor. Given that all of these rumors are starting to come together, it seems highly plausible this is what we’ll see in the new iPhone come March.

That means that the 4-inch phone will have just as much power under the hood as the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, just with a smaller screen. The new model should also be compelling for folks who don’t want to spend as much on an iPhone since the iPhone 5se is expected to cost considerably less than the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

The A9 is a great chip, by all means, but we recommend holding out for the iPhone 7 in September if you want the latest and greatest.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...