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Potential 'iPhone SE' Packaging Confirms 16GB Base Storage and NFC for Apple Pay

A new photo has surfaced on Chinese microblogging service Weibo that appears to confirm the "iPhone SE" name and that it will feature 16GB base storage. The alleged packaging also indicates the new 4-inch iPhone will have NFC, lending credence to multiple rumors claiming the device will support Apple Pay.

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MacRumors rendering of possible iPhone SE design based on rumors

The packaging, which could feasibly be photoshopped, also lists a Lightning to USB cable and EarPods in the box, meaning that the device will likely retain a 3.5mm headphone jack as expected. The iPhone SE should also unsurprisingly support LTE on both CDMA and GSM networks around the world.

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Alleged photo of iPhone SE packaging (Source: Weibo via iPhone-Ticker)

Multiple sources have claimed the iPhone SE will feature 16GB and 64GB storage options. Our recent Twitter poll (for the iPhone 7) shows that only 2 percent of over 9,000 voters, or roughly 180 people, would prefer a 16GB model, while 45 percent said they would opt for 64GB. 36 percent of voters want at least 128GB storage.
Apple is expected to announce the iPhone SE at its "Let Us Loop You In" media event commencing on Monday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific. The smartphone's design will likely resemble the iPhone 5s, and other features could include A9 and M9 chips, a 12-megapixel rear camera, a slightly larger battery compared to iPhone 5s, VoLTE calling, Bluetooth 4.2, and Live Photos, but no 3D Touch.

iPhone SE could cost between $400 and $500 U.S. without carrier subsidies or financing.

(Thanks, Burak!)

Related Roundups: Apple Pay, iPhone SE
Tag: NFC


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9 months ago
16GB in 2016 goodness me this will be a shameful low if it's true Apple!
Rating: 59 Votes
9 months ago
I'm starting to think they keep the 16 GB for comedy value. Then they have drinks every Friday evening and display funniest Macrumors posts on a big screen.
Rating: 58 Votes
9 months ago
16GB is laughable.
Rating: 36 Votes
9 months ago

I'm starting to think they keep the 16 GB for comedy value. Then they have drinks every Friday evening and display funniest Macrumors posts on a big screen.


Yep.

Rating: 34 Votes
9 months ago
Did some honestly expect more than 16 GB base storage in this second tier product introduced mid cycle?
Rating: 26 Votes
9 months ago
This picture doesn't confirm base storage of 16 GB, just that we have 1 option with 16GB. There could still be a 8GB version.
Rating: 21 Votes
9 months ago
It was pretty obvious they were going to go with 16 as the base.

What I'm pissed about is someone got a hold of the retail packaging and didn't bother to take a picture of the FRONT so we could confirm what the device will look like.
Rating: 19 Votes
9 months ago

16GB is laughable.


Apple is a poor, struggling company.

Rating: 18 Votes
9 months ago
Apple Pay is obviously going to be included. They wouldn't put out a new phone without it.
Rating: 15 Votes
9 months ago
16GB is fine. Lots of people don't don't download apps or use their camera.
Rating: 11 Votes

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