There had been rumors that the company would call the device the "iPhone 5se," but it is becoming apparent that Apple will drop the number scheme completely, sticking with just iPhone SE.
Of course, dropping the numbers make sense from a sales and marketing standpoint, as consumers may be upset to buy something with 5 in the title when the iPhone 7 is set for release. Additionally, by dropping the numbers, the product cycle does not have to coincide with the company's current release dates in the fall.
By most leaks, the iPhone SE will be identical to the iPhone 5s in design except that it will have curved edges. Under the hood, the phone will be powered by an A9 processor, an M9 chip, always-on Siri support, an NFC chip, Live Photo support and upgraded Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cameras.
Apple has a press event scheduled for March 15th where they are expected to launch the SE as well as a new iPad.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 27 Feb 2016 20:31