Images have been leaked that reportedly show the design of Apple’s next iPhone, widely expected to be called the iPhone 5se.
The images seem to suggest that the 5se will replace the 5s. It will be the same size and shape as the current model but with some minor design changes.
— OnLeaks (@OnLeaks) February 24, 2016
However, separate schematics obtained by OnLeaks appear to show that the button will remain on the top.
Apple traditionally updates its iPhone line once a year in September – expected to be the iPhone 7 this year – but rumours have been circulating that the tech giant will launch a new device in Spring.
A recent report in 9to5Mac claims that the new iPhone will be unveiled at an event on March 15th, alongside the iPad Air 3 and Apple Watch 2.
It looks like it will be sold alongside the iPhone 6 range but will be much cheaper, at a cost of around $450 (£275).
The ‘se’ suffix is reported to stand for either the ‘special edition’ variation of the iPhone screen size or as an ‘enhanced’ version of the iPhone 5s.
According to the Mirror, other leaks suggest it will take some design queues from the iPhone 6 range – with curved glass edges and a ‘Touch ID’ fingerprint reader .
Other rumoured features include an 8-megapixel rear camera and 1.2-megapixel front camera, support for Live Photos and Apple Pay, and the same colour options as the 6s lineup.