It’s gonna happen: New 4-inch iPhone
The main product unveiling expected at Apple’s March 21 event is a new 4-inch iPhone that will replace the current iPhone 5s. It’s believed that the handset will boast many of the same internal components as the iPhone 6s, including a 12-megapixel camera, A9 processor, and support for Apple Pay.
If the iPhone 5s is discontinued, Apple’s entire iPhone product lineup would then feature Apple Pay for the first time ever.
Leaked schematics suggest the new iPhone model will feature an aesthetic similar to the current iPhone 6s series, such as curved edges and a slightly protruding camera, but smaller in size. The rumored name of the product is “iPhone SE.”
With the iPhone 5s currently priced at $449 off contract, expect that Apple’s new 4-inch model will launch in largely the same price range. It’s likely to launch just a matter of days after the keynote.
Highly Likely: New 9.7-inch iPad
Whether it’s branded as an iPad Air or iPad Pro, Apple is also expected to introduce a new 9.7-inch iPad that will serve as the successor to the iPad Air 2, which first launched in 2014.
The new model is expected to feature many of the same capabilities of the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro, including the Smart Connector magnetic port for keyboard accessories, as well as a four-speaker array and possibly the beefed-up A9X processor.
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