Apple is reportedly all set to launch the anticipated 4-inch iPhone — iPhone SE — on March 21. The new schedule isn’t matching the previous March 15 date but is fixed for a day before the company’s face-off with the FBI.
BuzzFeed reports that Apple has finally settled for an event on March 21 to unveil the iPhone SE alongside a new iPad version. The event is said to be “a smaller affair” for the iPhone maker. Thus, it is likely to be held at Apple’s Town Hall in Cupertino, instead of the previous event that was hosted at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.
The reason for choosing March 21 as the day to unveil the new iPhone and iPad models is appeared to make the much-awaited announcement before the FBI hearing. The hearing will be held on March 22 and will help Apple clear its stand against the hack of an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists.
As Re/code mentioned in a report, the forthcoming Apple event won’t be a place to showcase some revolutionary product updates but just to unveil some evolutionary ones. Moreover, the Cupertino giant will announce some new tweaks to its existing Apple Watch in addition to unveiling the new iPhone and iPad.
If you aren’t aware of the new iPhone, this will be an upgrade to the existing iPhone 5s and will feature a 4-inch display. The new iPhone model was initially reported to be called the iPhone 5s Mark II and iPhone 5se but has now emerged as the iPhone SE.
The 4-inch iPhone SE is rumoured to have an A8 chipset and run on iOS 9.2 out of the box. It won’t have Apple’s 3D Touch technology that debuted on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus last year. However, there will be a similar metal build to offer fresh looks over the iPhone 5s.
Apple would formally start sending invites for its event in the coming days. Meanwhile, you could wait for some more leaks about the upcoming iPhone.