This month, Apple will debut the iPhone Mini or the 5SE, as many analysts have started calling it. As the big day approaches, the rumor mill is getting louder and bigger with tech journalists discussing price ranges and updated security measurements, especially after the FBI – Apple process.
It seems that Apple engineers are working harder than ever to make an unhackable phone, a device that not even they can brake into, as a way to show the U.S. government and their customers how important privacy and secure data is to them. The new measures will most likely appear in the fall, when iPhone 7 will debut; they could work on the 5se if they are integrated in the software or iCloud, acting like future OS updates.
Another recent rumors regard the specs, starting with a sapphire display for the 4-inch iPhone and continuing with a CPU comparable with the one on iPhone 6S and an A9 processor. These would imply that the performance gap between the 6 series and the new, smaller iPhone, is insignificant.
As far as price goes, Zac Hall from 9to5mac.com believes the iPhone 5se will sell at $649, while Ming-Chi Kuo thinks it will be somewhere in between $400 and $500.