There were several rumors about Apple release a 4-inch iPhone in March or April this year. A new report appearing in 9to5Mac claimed that the company will introduce a 4-inch iPhone known as the iPhone 5se. Apple is said to be readying the launch of the iPhone 5se in March or April this year.
The iPhone 5se will sport the same design as the iPhone 5S but will come with an imporved specifications and software and probably some high-end features. The iPhone 5se is said to sport similar curved edges like the 6S or the 6S Plus. The 4-inch iPhone will also have features like Live Photos and come with Apple Pay.
Chinese Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in December that a 4-inch iPhone's possibility can't be ruled out without having Apple Pay. The smartphone is rumored to have a A8 chip and NFC, so Apple Pay cant be ruled out in this case. The smartphone will also have a 8 MP rear camera and a 1.2MP camera on the front. The iPhone 5se will also come with barometer including connectivity options like Bluetooth 4.2, VoLTE, Wi-Fi. However, high-tech features like 3D Touch functionality seem more unlikely in the case of the 4-inch iPhone
The iPhone 5se will be available in Silver, Space Gray and Rose Gold version similar to the iPhone 6s. The iPhone 5se could have pricing that is not very similar to iPhone 5S. Apple is said to discontinue the iPhone 5S and release the iPhone 5se. A rumor had earlier stated that the iPhone 5se was dubbed as iPhone 5e, however it seems to have retracted to the name to iPhone 5se.