Apple’s 4-inch iPhone has been the subject of rumours and speculations ever since the first hints of the fabled smartphone came into light. Now, the company may be planning to make it official as Apple sets March 21, 2016 as the date to finally put those rumours to rest. The event is set to take place at Apple’s Cupertino campus, and will start at exactly 10:00 a.m. PDT.
Previous reports suggested that the company planned to hold an event on either March 15 or March 22, both of which weren’t exactly too far off to begin with.
Apple sent out media invites for a press event, although the company was somewhat cryptic with its message. “Let us loop you in” was the only message in the invitation aside from the usual time and date. However, if it’s any indication, “looping” may mean going back to one of its smartphones, specifically the compact iPhone 5.
It’s still unknown as to what Apple will officially call the 4-inch iPhone, but previous reports suggest that the company will brand it as either the “iPhone 5SE,” or simply “iPhone SE.” Based on previous leaks, its design will be an amalgamation of the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 6. But of course, its internal hardware will be upgraded further, with Apple’s A9 chip running in its core.
Moreover, Apple will also move away from the Air branding, and will plan on unveiling a 9.7-inch iPad during the event. It will reportedly be a smaller version of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which makes much sense since it has been rumoured to come with the features that come with the standard model.
Furthermore, for those who now think that iOS 9.2.1 is somewhat outdated, Apple will also likely to unveil iOS 9.3 during the event. Typically, the company doesn’t put too much of a gap when it comes to unveiling its hardware and releasing its software, so it’s possible that Apple will release the iOS 9.3 on March 21.