Rumours of a 4-inch iPhone have been floating around ever since Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Based on early leaks & rumours, the new iPhone will look like the iPhone 5s unveiled back in 2013. Several earlier reports referred it as the iPhone 5se,but Apple is likely to launch a 4-inch iPhone dubbed as iPhone SE or special edition. We will have to wait till March 21 to see what Apple calls its new 4-inch iPhone.
As for the price, analysts claim the iPhone SE will be priced between $400-$500 (between Rs. 27,500 and 34,500) which is lower than the 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.
For specifications, the iPhone SE is expected to feature a 4-inch display and will be powered by M9 processor. It is also likely to feature hardware and software capability to support Live Photos, a feature that Apple introduced with iOS 9 last year. As for connectivity features, the iPhone SE will support 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and VoLTE, as seen on the iPhone 6s. There have been reports claiming that the iPhone SE will miss out on 3D Touch display, which is the latest features in Apple's current flagship smartphone models.
The iPhone SE, according to reports, will have a NFC chip . It will come in Gold, Silver, and Space Grey colour options and in 16GB and 64GB inbuilt storage variants. An earlier report suggested that Apple may bring a Rose Gold option identical to the iPhone 6's Rose Gold colour.