As Apple’s Spring event scheduled for Monday closes in, more leaks with details about the unannounced 4-inch iPhone – aka iPhone SE – have emerged. While we have already seen the alleged smartphone from all angles in a recent video, a new leaked image claiming to show the retail box of the smartphone has surfaced online, seemingly confirming the name and some of its features.
The alleged retail box first of all clearly mentions ‘iPhone SE’ confirming the official name of the device, which few weeks back was rumoured to come with the iPhone 5se moniker. The box also shows ’16GB’ indicating the Cupertino-based firm to stick with this as the base variant for the new model. This is still better than the iPhone 5c model, the base variant of which came with 8GB inbuilt storage at launch.
The image, leaked by a Dutch website, additionally shows the box to include EarPods along with an Lightning to USB cable. The smartphone is seen supporting all the regular set of networks such as GSM, UMTS, CDMA, TD-SCDMA, LTE (FDD and TD), along with GPS and NFC under the connectivity departments. The report adds that the iPhone SE will feature 1GB of RAM and will use Apple A9 processor under-the-hood – giving it the innards of an iPhone 6s but the form factor of an iPhone 5s.
Needless to say, the authenticity of the leak is still questionable, so the aforementioned details about the unannounced iPhone SE should still be taken with a pinch of salt.
As per the latest set of leaks and rumours revolving around the iPhone SE, the handset is supposed to feature 4K resolution video recording capabilities. It is also likely to feature hardware and software capability to support Live Photos, a feature that Apple introduced with iOS 9 last year. 9to5Mac in another report cites people familiar with the device to claim the smartphone will indeed feature 4K video recording on its 12-megapixel iSight camera, an M9 co-processor, and NFC chip for Apple Pay, and a body that’s nearly exactly like the iPhone 5s but with slightly different curves, and not shiny like the original.
There have been reports claiming that the iPhone SE will miss out on 3D Touch display, which is one of the most interesting features in Apple’s current flagship smartphone models.
As for the price, analyst Ming Chi Kuo at KGI Securities claims the iPhone SE will be priced between $400-$500 (roughly between Rs. 27,500 and 34,500), which is lower than the off-contract retail price of the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s. Reports also claim that Apple might slash the official retail price of the iPhone 5s in half at the event. However, everything is just a rumour for now until Apple confirms it on Monday.