Apple iPhone 5se: Drawings indicate relocation of power key, slightly curved edges --report

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For the past couple of weeks, there were rumours that Apple’s 4-inch iPhone dubbed as the iPhone 5se will resemble the existing iPhone 5s. A newly leaked schematic by a case maker support earlier rumours. The reportedly leaked diagram also indicates that Apple may relocate its power button to the side of the handset.  

According to a report in 9to5Mac, the leaked diagram from the case maker show dimensions of the iPhone 5se almost similar to that of iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. However, there are two noticeable changes in the design and dimension.

Firstly, the edges of the iPhone 5se as well as the front glass panel might be a little curved, somewhat similar to that of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s.

There will also be a repositioning of power button from the top edge to the right-upper edge of the handset. This means the power or sleep button will be placed just opposite to the volume and physical notification keys.

The report also indicates that other than the aforementioned changes the design of the iPhone 5se is almost identical to the iPhone 5s, featuring metal plates at the back and a FaceTime camera at the center.

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However, the iPhone 5se will reportedly get an overhaul as far hardware specs are concerned. The device will incorporate the latest Apple A9 processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage capacity.

Other iPhone 5se specs include an NFC chip to support Apple Pay, support for always-on Siri and an improved 12-megapixel camera unit which supports Live Photos.

Apple has reportedly set the release date of new iPhone 5se on March 15 alongside the next generation of iPad Air 3. According to earlier reports, the Cupertino based tech giant will start selling its newly launched products in the same week of their introduction.

According to unconfirmed reports, Apple will skip the conventional online pre-order phased and directly release the iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 in the market as soon as March 18.  

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