First IPhone SE Part Leaks

Posted: Feb 27 2016, 4:38am CST | by , Updated: Mar 18 2016, 2:39am CDT , in Apple


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First iPhone SE Part Leaks

The new Apple iPhone SE loses its mystery. The first iPhone SE part leaks on Chinese social media site Weibo and it looks legit.

No parts have leaked so far of the new 4-inch iPhone SE. This has changed now. Photos of the what is supposed to be the iPhone SE screen leaked on Weibo. Steve Hemmerstoffer of French's NowWhereElse says that this Weibo account has a decent track record.

The photos show the iPhone SE screen along with the attached area for the home button. Judging from the size of the screen in context of the hand holding it, it is indeed a 4-inch screen. As expected the iPhone SE screen is not supporting 3D Touch.

The 3D Touch part is a layer of capacitive sensors that are integrated into the backlight. That layer seems to be missing in the leaked part. See the image below showing that layer in the iPhone 6S screen.

3D Touch on iPhone 6S Screen

Apple is rumored to reveal the iPhone SE either on March 15 or March 22. There are conflicting rumors on when the Apple March 2016 media event will take place. About three week, much later than for past new iPhone releases, the first part has showed up. This means that the iPhone SE is indeed in production and we can expect see more parts leak soon. Update 02/28: Apple is now said to host the iPhone SE Media Event on March 21.

The most interesting parts will be the logic board and the shell of the iPhone SE.

The rumors say that the iPhone SE will run on latest A9 CPU and the M9 Chip. In contrast to earlier rumors, KGI believes that the iPhone SE has a 12MP rear camera, which would match the iPhone 6S sensor.

Other features of the iPhone SE include Apple Pay, always-on Siri and Live Photos. Color options are supposed to include bright pink. The new iPhone SE is offering a state-of-the-art iPhone experience, but in a small package with an expected lower price than the iPhone 6S. Apple is expected to offer the iPhone SE at $450, the current price of the iPhone 5S.

A new analyst report claims that the iPhone SE is not replacing the iPhone 5S. Apple will cut the price of the iPhone 5S to under $250.

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