Apple’s next iPhone will launch next month, according to a new report, but it may not be the phone you’re expecting.
The company traditionally updates its iPhone line once a year, at an event in September, but rumours have been building for months that Apple is developing a new device that will launch in the Spring.
Now a report in 9to5Mac claims that the new iPhone will be unveiled at an event on Tuesday March 15, alongside the iPad Air 3 and Apple Watch 2.
Although there are plenty of rumours flying about the iPhone 7 , this is NOT that phone. This is what many are expecting to be called the iPhone 5se .
The iPhone 7 is expected to launch in September 2016 – according to the usual schedule.
Confusing right? Here’s what we know so far about the iPhone 5se.
Apple currently sells three iPhone models – the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and 5.5-inch 6s Plus, which were both launched in September 2015, and the 4-inch iPhone 5s, which launched in September 2013.
The iPhone 5se is rumoured to be a replacement for the iPhone 5s – bringing Apple’s 4-inch iPhone up to date with the other two devices.
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The iPhone 5se is rumoured to be an update to the iPhone 5s (pictured), which launched in September 2013

The “se” suffix has reportedly been described in two ways by Apple employees: as a “special edition” variation of the 4-inch iPhone screen size, and as an “enhanced” version of the iPhone 5s.
Leaked photos suggest that it will take design queues from the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus – , with curved glass edges and a “Touch ID” fingerprint reader .

A leaked photo claiming to show the new iPhone 5se