Much like other Apple products, the iPhone SE began to garner attention well before its official announcement and since its launch this month has continued to stay in the limelight for all the right reasons.
For anyone who was certain about the 4-inch smartphone from Apple would not make it big, should probably think again. Earlier reports had indicated this when KGI Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested that there is indeed a market for smaller devices and his predictions may just come true.
According to the latest report on Digital Trends, consumers in China have probably been awaiting the release of the 4-inch iPhone SE since the pre-orders appear to be very solid; even before the smartphone rolls out on March 31. CNBC took time to look at pre-orders of the iPhone SE on three retailing sites and found out that the total number exceeds 3.4 million.
Tech aficionados may probably have expected that the 4-inch handset will definitely have a market, while it would not get as popular as the iPhone 6S series, it sure would find takers who appreciate the 4-inch chassis. Once the much-talked about device debuts, Apple may probably release the numbers giving a good idea about numbers on the smaller variant.
What’s also interesting is that latest reports reveal that Apple may be looking at heading in the opposite direction for 2017. For most parts the Cupertino tech giant has been increasing the screen size and now seems to be set at 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch smartphones. However, if speculations are anything to go by then things may change next year. Word on the street suggests that Apple may be opting for an even larger 5.8-inch display for the next year’s iPhone.
Unofficially dubbed as the iPhone 7S Pro, the variant will have the largest screen in the series. The lineup will include the iPhone 7S sporting a 4.7-inch display, the 7S Plus with a 5.5-inch screen and then the iPhone 7S pro. There is uncertainty surrounding when the 5.8-inch iPhone 7S Pro will exactly be launched, but fans could expect to hear more on that front in the coming months.