Apple's newest iPhone is believed to be coming at an event March 21. That means the usual flurry of rumors surrounding the updated smartphone is turning into a full-blown blizzard of speculation, hints and leaks.
The video comes from a YouTube user by the name of Nick Beeep. Beeep.co is an under-construction crowdtesting site for products. Nick Xu is the founder. Xu visited a vendor at a market in Huaqiangbei Shenzhen in China, an area known as the "Silicon Valley of Hardware."
Xu told CNET he heard about the iPhone's presence at the market and asked to shoot a video of it. The sellers didn't agree at first, but later changed their minds and allowed the filming. As with any leak, we have to temper the excitement with some caution. It's possible the phone is a knock-off rather than the real deal.
In the video, Xu films a woman hosting the look at the supposedly leaked iPhone SE. She says, "It's more like the mixed blood of iPhone 5S and 6S." She describes it as having rounded edges for a smoother touch while still weighing about the same as a 5S.
Xu also supplied a series of photos of the phone hanging out with the 6S and 5S. Size-wise, it's noticeably smaller than the 6S and about the same as the 5S. If the leak turns out to be true, then 5S fans will be thrilled about having an updated replacement option that's just as dainty. We will know for sure how accurate the video is on March 21 if the Apple announcement goes as expected.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.