Everything we know about the Upcoming Budget iPhone

There have been a lot of rumors going around lately about a budget smartphone from Apple. They’ve already released one a few years back, called the iPhone 5c. This was a plastic version of the iPhone 5 that launched with the 5s. It’s pretty outdated and many are hoping to see a new version from Apple. There’s a lot that we already know about this device so in this article we’re going to go over everything that we know about Apple’s upcoming budget smartphone.

The Name

Rumors have narrowed the name down to a few things. In the early stages we thought that it might be called the iPhone 6c, similar to the 5c. However, rumors are suggesting something called the iPhone SE. It’s likely either going to be called the iPhone 5se, 5e, just the SE.


This new phone is going to keep the same screen size as the previous budget phone. We’ll still have the 4-inch display, with no 3D Touch. Because there’s Touch ID we’re also expecting to see the addition of Apple Pay. There’s also going to be an A9 chip found in the iPhone 6s. The camera will be the same 8-megapixel sensor with no 4K video. New rumors are saying, however, that it will have a 12-megapixel camera, so we’re not entirely sure on the camera specs.


Many rumors are pointing towards a design very similar to the iPhone 5s. The iPhone SE will have a metal casing, not plastic like the 5c. The screen is also expected to have rounded edges, like the iPhone 6.

Release Date

We’re not expecting this device to come alongside the iPhone 7 in September. Instead, we’re expecting this to be announced alongside the iPad Air 3 towards the end of March. Pricing will start around $400 to $500.

Be sure to check back on this post often because we’ll be updating it as more things are announced about the phone. Got any suggestions? Please feel free to leave them in the comments!


Apple has announced that they’ll be holding their media event on March 21. That is rumored to be when the device will be announced. 

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