It’s been long rumored that Apple was planning on launching its new iPhone towards the end of March. Today Apple has sent out media invites for a launch event on March 21 at Cupertino. The event kicks off at 11:30PM IST, and Apple is expected to unveil a 4-inch iPhone SE, and a 9.7-inch iPad Pro among others. Also Read - iPhone selling in LG stores? Apple is apparently in talks for a new dealAlso Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing ends
Over the past few weeks there have been numerous rumors regarding the name of the smartphone, as well as its expected specifications and features. The upcoming smartphone will be called the iPhone SE, where the SE stands for Special Edition, and it will essentially replace the aging iPhone 5s. Also Read - Apple CEO Tim Cook claims iOS is more secure than Android
As far as design is concerned, the iPhone SE will look pretty much the same as the iPhone 5s, but at the same time it will take design cues from the iPhone 6 family. Apart from the 4-inch display, the upcoming iPhone is also expected to feature an A9 processor, M9 co-processor, an upgraded 12-megapixel camera with the ability to take Live photos, a 1,642mAh battery, and connectivity options like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC chip for Apple Pay.
Apple is also expected to take the wraps off a 9.7-inch iPad Pro at the same event. According to reports, this upcoming iPad Pro will be the same as the 12.9-inch variant, except for the camera. The new iPad Pro is said to feature a 12-megapixel primary camera with 4K video recording capabilities, which is the same as the one found on the new iPhone 6s smartphones.
Apart from the upgraded camera, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro will come with an upgraded display with brightness and anti-glare improvements, an A9X processor, four speakers, Smart Connector and support for Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard.
Apple will be live streaming the March 21 event, which kicks off at 11:30PM IST. You can head over to Apple’s event page to see the live stream. It is however only compatible with iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later, a Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later, or a PC with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. You can also stream the event on Apple TV with software 6.2 or later or a fourth-gen Apple TV.