It’s 2016 and as we all know, a new year means many new products. Apple is supposedly working on three new iPhones for this year, the iPhone 7, the iPhone 7 plus, and the iPhone 5Se — the new device that will replace the iPhone 5S. Let’s get into what we expect Apple’s new baseline iPhone to have.

As this iPhone should be a baseline, or “cheaper”, model it won’t have all the bells and whistles that the iPhone 7 will have. Its’ specs should be similar to the iPhone 6 or maybe even 6S. The first thing we can expect from the new iPhone 5Se is an early 2016 release, which is speculated to be on March 15th. The 5se will be announced along with the iPad Air 3, and Apple Watch updates. This is to be different from previous years as Apple won’t be releasing all the new iPhones in the same event — the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will come later this year at the normal fall time.

Next, we can expect a 4-inch display, which many people still claim to prefer using the 4-inch display today. The display will have non-chamfered edges being replaced with curved glass like the iPhone 6 and 6s. The non-chamfered edges should make the phone more comfortable to hold.


iPhone 6s display

Some other specs we expect to see:

  • Apple A9 and M9 chips
  • 8 megapixel camera for taking photos (with live photo support) and 1.2 megapixel front facing camera both from the iPhone 6.
  • NFC for Apple Pay
  • Bluetooth 4.2, VoLTE, and 802.11ac WiFi chips from the iPhone 6s


This iPhone 5se is rumored to be starting around $450 for 16GB and will go up to a 64GB model. It should also launch with the same colors as the iPhone 6s: Silver, Space Gray, Gold and Rose Gold. If everything we see here is true, this should be one of the only phones out there that will have near flagship specs in a 4-inch form factor. Stay tuned to the site for more Apple and iPhone coverage!


Kevin Nether