Apple’s next iPhone might be bit easier to handle. The iPhone 5se is heavily rumored to be ready for a launch this March with a compact 4-inch display, which would make it significantly smaller than the current models, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus. It might also come with a couple of other upgrades that will benefit workers. Here’s a rundown of the features that we expect to see when Apple unveils the iPhone 5se later this month.
The iPhone 5se will reportedly look a lot like an older Apple phone, the iPhone 5s, which launched in 2013. Rumors say the new iPhone 5se will come with a similar 4-inch display, which could benefit workers who find Apple’s more recent releases to be a bit cumbersome. While larger displays provides more room for screen-intensive productivity tasks, they also make for larger devices that are harder to operate with one hand. Even users with small hands won’t have trouble reaching the top corners of the iPhone 5se’s small screen.
But the fact that iPhone 5se might look similar to an older release doesn’t mean that that it will perform like one. Rumors suggest that the phone run on the same A9 processor that powers the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. That would make it better equipped for heavy multitasking, and better able to handle more demanding applications in general.
More affordable price
Reports say that the iPhone 5se won’t come with all the latest iPhone features, though. For example, it probably won’t have support Apple’s 3D Touch technology, which gives the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus pressure sensitive displays. That – combined with the phone’s smaller size – will help keep the price down between $400 and $500, which would make it significantly more affordable than the iPhone 6s, which starts at $649. That’s good news for business users on a budget.
Apple Pay support
According to rumors, the iPhone 5se will come with a near-field communication (NFC) chip, which opens up support for Apple Pay, a wireless payment service that lets customers purchase items using their smartphone. The functionality will allow you or your customers to make in-store purchases without the need to carry around cash and credit cards.