IPhone Special Edition to Unveil on March 21 – Here’s All you Need to Know!

Apple, the giant tech firm has officially sent out media invites for a product launch event which is scheduled for March 21, just a day ahead the company squares away with US federal authorities over their demand to unlock an encrypted iPhone. The huge event will be held at the company’s Cupertino headquarters in California and it is anticipated that the company to launch considerably a few devices and some updates as well.

The event has set off an immense buzz in India regarding the launch of a new product, which many propose being the new iPhone SE or special edition that may be intended for developing markets, priced pretty lower than its usual flagships. As always, the lead of the launch event is the upcoming highly-rumoured 4-inch iPhone, which is currently rumoured to be called the iPhone SE. Enthusiastic fanatics of iPhone, as well as inquisitive critics, are profoundly interested and want to know as to what Apple will offer in its first launch event of the year 2016.

Apple Expected to Launch iPhone SE on March 21

The giant tech community broadly anticipates the company to release its first small-screen iPhone since 2013, alongside a smaller version of the iPad Pro, at the March 21 launch event. The much-rumoured small-screen iPhone is reportedly named iPhone SE, which is said to stand for Special Edition, and sport a 4-inch screen. Here’s is everything you need to know about the upcoming iPhone SE. Check out the expected specifications, price and feature of the new edition!

iPhone SE to launch in India on March 21

In terms of design, the upcoming iPhone SE is said to be alike the iPhone 6 models. It is reportedly said to feature a power button on the side of the handset. It was only with the iPhone 6 models, that the company began opting for side power button due to the length of the device. So, the upcoming smartphone will be essentially the same as the iPhone 6 but only fitted into a 4-inch design factor.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, quite popular to make precise predictions about Apple products says that the iPhone SE is expected to be similar to the iPhone 5s but with a slightly more curved 2.5D glass. For the rest of the specifications, the device is expected to get a 12MP rear snapper, instead of the earlier rumoured 8MP rear camera. The device is said to be powered by an Apple A8 chipset with the M8 co-processor that will also come from the currently available iPhone 6 models.

The upcoming iPhone SE is expected to offer 16GB and 64GB storage capacities and is backed by a 1642mAh battery. In terms of connectivity, the handset includes the following connectivity option:

  • Wi-Fi 802.11 ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Live Photos support

The device won’t get 3D Touch, which will continue closed to the iPhone 6s. The upcoming Apple smartphone resembles the same as iPhone 6S but in a smaller frame.

Expected Price

Kuo has also stated about the price of the handset, which he predicts could be somewhere between $400 and $500 in the US. Needless to say, the inexpensive price point is directed at the mid to low segment and could serve Apple drive sales in developing countries like China and also India.

Finally, it is also considered that the 4-inch iPhone purchases will increase by 131 percent year-over-year to 37 million units by 2016. The research anticipates a moderate shipment of 12 million units from 18-20 million units as it assumes buyers who favour a small-size iPhone may buy the low-cost iPhone 5s.

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