Next new iPhone expected on 15 March

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The latest iPhone from Apple, called either the 5SE or 6C, is set to be unveiled in San Francisco on 15 March, it has been reported.

This news comes according to 9to5Mac, and it is expected that it will be similar in size to the iPhone 5, with a 4-inch display, but it will be more powerful than the iPhone 5 thanks to a new A9 chip, and also an improved battery.

“SE” is rumoured to stand for “Special Edition”, indicating the new iPhone will be like an enhanced version of the iPhone 5s currently on sale. It will offer features such as Apple Pay, but it won’t have features such as 3D Touch, available on the latest iPhones.

Apple discontinued the iPhone 5c with the arrival of its most recent phones, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, which were introduced in September last year. Apple had been criticised for failing to have an affordable iPhone on sale, resulting in the introduction of the 5c, which was available in a range of bright colours.

The next flagship iPhone also has plenty of rumours surrounding it. The iPhone 7 is predicted to ditch the 3.5mm headphone port, as well as becoming waterproof.

It is rumoured the smartphone will be unveiled at the Spring event alongside the iPad Air 3 and some new straps for the Apple Watch.

This news comes just after Apple reported iPhone sales falling for the first time.