Apple iPhone 5C
Apple iPhone 5C was the last range to feature bright colours like pink, green, yellow and blue Reuters

The much awaited iPhone 5se, Apple's 4-inch upgrade version of the iPhone 5s expected to be launched at the 15 March Apple event is now said to get a bright pink colour variant. The bright pink shade will be similar to that of the iPod nano and iPod touch and will debut alongside silver and space grey variants for the same model.

Japanese site Mac Otakara through their third-party vendors confirmed that the bright pink option is not the same as the rose gold shade offered for the iPhone 6S. When the iPhone 6S was due to be launched, a similar rumour of a bright pink shade had made the rounds, but it turned out to be rose gold, which is a subtle metallic shade of pinkish gold. This time it seems a bolder pink is in store.

Earlier, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had also stated that the upcoming iPhone 5se will surely have its metal casing with at least two to three colour options.

The colour casing for iPhone was introduced with the iPhone 5C, a range that featured bright colours like pink, green, yellow and blue. However, the model bombed badly for Apple as the iPhone 5c was not much cheaper than the iPhone 5s and it did not make sense for customers to pay for the device just for the sake of a colour.

Apple's new 4-inch iPhone 5se is rumoured to feature the company's latest A9 chip with M9 motion co-processor, 1,624 mAh battery, 1GB of RAM, Apple Pay, and 16GB and 64GB storage models, with the much-talked about 3D Touch feature a doubt. The model is expected to be shipped by the end of March or early April at the time of which Apple is expected to discontinue the iPhone 5S production.