The Apple March launch event is just around the corner, and we are still hearing updates about the forthcoming iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3. Pegged to be launched during March, both devices are rumored to sport Apple’s own chipsets.
Apple’s chip designer Johny Srouji revealed in a profile piece about the identification of the chips bound for the upcoming devices. While the iPhone 5se is expected to be powered by A9 chip, the iPad Air 3 will be equipped with an A9X chipset. The news was recently hinted in a Bloomberg report.
Fans might feel that the 4-inch mini iPhone 5se won’t be anything equivalent to the powerful iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. But with the inclusion of the A9 chipset, the small-sized phone is expected to function just like its predecessors. Similarly, the iPad Air 3 will ensure max performance like the premium iPad Pro with the new chipset. However, in both the cases, the performance of the iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 may vary depending upon RAM and clock speed, reports Trusted Reviews.
Do not underestimate the mini iPhone 5se, which is not just an affordable second-class device, but more than what you believe. By having the latest chip technology, the iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 won’t be any less than other Apple devices, reports Macworld.
Going by the specs, the iPhone 5se is expected to come in two variants, 16GB and 64GB. Other features include 1GB of RAM, near-field communication (NFC) support for Apple Pay and an improved camera with Live Photos feature. Once the phone launches in March, you will learn more about the phone.
From leaked reports and drawings that surfaced in the media, the iPad Air 3 is likely going to be a significant update from its predecessor, the iPad Air 2. You can expect a 9.7-inches screen with an iSight camera along with LED flash. There will be quad core speakers on all four side of the device. The most significant feature will supposedly be a Smart Connector with support for Apple Pencil and a Smart Keyboard, reports BGR.