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Apple may soon launch a 4-inch phone in March

The device, codenamed N69 internally, is expected to be designed on the iPhone 5S, which was released in 2013, and not the iPhone 7 design which is rumoured to come without a headphone jack

tech Updated: Jan 23, 2016 10:51 IST
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The device, codenamed N69 internally, is expected to be designed on the iPhone 5S, which was released in 2013, and not the iPhone 7 design which is rumoured to come without a headphone jack
The device, codenamed N69 internally, is expected to be designed on the iPhone 5S, which was released in 2013, and not the iPhone 7 design which is rumoured to come without a headphone jack(Apple)

Apple may soon come out with a new 4-inch device, a report in 9To5Mac said.

The device, codenamed N69 internally, is expected to be designed on the iPhone 5S, which was released in 2013, and not the iPhone 7 design which is rumoured to come without a headphone jack.

The report says that the phone will be launched under the name of iPhone 5se and will come with the curved glass display as on the iPhone 6. It will have an eight-megapixel rear camera and 1.2 megapixel front camera which will support larger panoramas and autofocus for video recording.

The new phone, which will come in the same colours as the iPhone 6S line, will draw power from the A8 and M8 chips (used in the iPhone 6), support Bluetooth, WiFi and NFC (meaning automatic support for Apple Pay). It will also have a barometer to track elevation in the health app.

Unfortunately, there will be no force touch or 3D touch on the phone. According to the report, the current 5s model will likely be discontinued, per sources, and the “5se” will take its price point. The new device is currently in production overseas and is planned for a March introduction ahead of a late March or early April release.