IPhone 5SE Is Not The First Product Apple Used SE For

Posted: Feb 26 2016, 10:27am CST | by , Updated: Mar 18 2016, 2:43am CDT, in News | Apple

iPhone 5SE Is Not The First Product Apple Used SE For
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The iPhone 5SE name appears weird. There are though reasons why it is not.

The name of the rumored new 4-inch iPhone, iPhone 5SE, appears weird, but it isn't. Apple is said to reveal a new iPhone 5SE at an event mid-March. The rumors say it will look like an iPhone 5, but powered by the technology found in the iPhone 6S. The iPhone 5se is said to run on latest A9 CPU and the M9 Chip.

Update: Apple to name new 4-inch iPhone just iPhone SE, dropping the 5.

Other features include Apple Pay, iPhone 6 quality camera, always-on Siri and Live Photos. Color options are supposed to include bright pink. This new iPhone is offering a state-of-the-art iPhone experience, but in a small package with an expected lower price than the iPhone 6S.

If the rumors are true than the iPhone 5SE is a special edition iPhone 5. It is kind of a retro move as the flagship iPhone is going to model 7 this Fall. To go back and pick up a design of a previous iPhone is an interesting move. Apple sure did its market research on this. The iPhone 5 is though considered the best looking iPhone. The iPhone 6 certainly was not an improvement in terms of design.

There is a second reason why the SE moniker is not weird. Apple has used SE for a product way back. In 1987 the company releasedd the Macintosh SE computer, Quartz reminds us. Apple has already used two other moniker of the classic Macintosh in the iPhone line. There has been an Macintosh IIc and a Macintosh IIGS. In the iPhone line-up these model indetifiers appeared in the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 3GS.

It all makes sense. The Apple media event is either taking place on March 15 or March 22. Update 02/28: Apple is now said to host the iPhone SE Media Event on March 21.

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