Apple Re-names iPhone SE; Launch Date Changed to March 21
Apple is always in the news for making constant changes in their plans. Earlier reports suggested that Apple would launch the 4-inch iPhone 5SE and iPad Air 3 on March 15, but now the launch event will reportedly take place on March 21. It should also be noted that the 4-inch phone is now called the iPhone SE, instead of iPhone 5SE.Advertisement
A Korean site, KG News, first hinted at Apple’s decision to have a date change. However, Re/Code reports that the next launch event by the Cupertino firm will happen a couple of weeks from now this month. All eyes are now on the smaller version of iPhone, which will be a reflection of the iPhone 5S phone.
Rumors are doing the rounds that the new device will bore similar features to its iPhone 5s counterpart, except for a few exceptions. IBTimes reports that the edges and the front glass panel in the iPhone SE might have more curvy features than the iPhone 5s. The position of the power button is expected to change from the top edge to the right-upper edge of the device.
Indeed, the Cupertino giant has surprises for its fans at every bend of the road, and so with the new launch became a huge excitement. According to technology analyst Rob Enderle of the Enderle Group, “The speculation is on a new smaller iPhone at a more aggressive price, the iPhone 5SE, to better position (Apple) against some of the really nice value smartphones coming to the market, and a different iPad to bring excitement back to the line.”
It is quite unusual for the tech giant to hold a launch event during March since the company prefers releasing new products at annual developers conference in June. So, for now we can only wait and watch how the March launch event will impact the Cupertino firm, reports MercuryNews.
In related news, there are reports that the Cupertino firm might launch another device, a smaller 9.7-inch iPad Pro at the March launch event. This smaller version is expected to share similar features like its bigger sibling.
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