The iPhone rumour mill is officially in full swing. Ahead of Christmas, we heard that Apple was planning a March or April launch of a pared-down iPhone, called the iPhone 6C. Fresh gossip, however, says it’ll land as the iPhone 5e, with the e standing for ‘enhanced’. Frankly, the smartphone’s purported new name sounds like a load of tosh, but it’s now becoming increasingly tough to dismiss talk of a significant early-2016 Apple event.
The new handset Apple appears set to launch is said to be a 4-inch follow-up to the iPhone 5S, with an ahem, ‘affordable’ price tag. We’d be shocked if Apple came out with a sub-£400 smartphone, but the rumour-mongers say what the rumour-mongers say.
According to reports, the iPhone 5e will feature an Apple A8 processor, a measly 1GB of RAM, a fingerprint scanner, an 8-megapixel camera, NFC and a 1,642 mAh battery. Renders suggest it will come in a wider variety of colour options too, with the bright blue and shocking pink schemes in the picture above said to join gold, rose gold, space grey and silver in the ranks. Whether the iPhone 7 receives similar treatment remains to be seen. [Cult of Mac]