We reported that Apple is supposedly planning to release a new iPhone in March, called the iPhone 5se. The big (or maybe not so big) thing about this phone is the rumored display size – just 4 inches.
Apple is clearly looking to release a phone for all those folks still toting an older iPhone just for its smaller screen. Some recent statistics show that there is probably a demand for such an iPhone. The latest statistics from Mixpanel show that about 32%, that is, nearly one third of iPhone users are still using the older 4 inch models – the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s. And if you throw in people still using an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4s, that percentage jumps to over 37%.
This group of users almost certainly includes folks who have held back from upgrading just to have a smaller iPhone. In fact, many of them would probably love an iPhone with newer internal specs, which the iPhone 5se is rumored to bring.
The iPhone 5se is expected to be the same internally as the iPhone 6. While the iPhone 6 isn’t the newest iPhone on the block, it’s certainly a big upgrade for those still using an iPhone 4s or iPhone 5.
The iPhone 5se is supposedly an upgrade to the iPhone 5s and will reportedly feature a modified design, with the curved edges of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s making their way to a smaller form factor. The phone will also sport the same camera setup as the iPhone 6 and is expected to retail for about $450 USD. There are no reports on the iPhone 5se having 3D Touch, so that’ll probably be left out, which will allow Apple to maintain a clear difference between this phone and its current flagship lineup, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. All in all, the iPhone 5se will definitely come as a boon for people stuck on old and outdated hardware.
Are you still hanging on to an older smaller iPhone because of the screen size? Let us know in the comment section below, or on Facebook, Google+, or Twitter.[button link=”https://mixpanel.com/trends/#report/iphone_models/from_date:-366,to_date:-1″ icon=”fa-external-link” side=”left” target=”blank” color=”285b5e” textcolor=”ffffff”]Source: Mixpanel[/button]