Apple is likely to officiate the much awaited 4-inch iPhone SE and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro alongside new Apple Watch bands at an event taglined “Let us loop you in”. The event will be hoisted in Apple’s 1 Infinite loop campus on March 21st. Now this particular event spells some change for Apple’s release itinerary which usually pegged the iPhone launches in the second half of the year. Let us have a sneak peek at what we can expect from this event.

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iPhone SE

Till the iPhone 5s, the iPhone came in only one sized display along with an option to choose the storage, but this on the other hand meant that the needs of certain buyers remained unaddressed. For this sake, Apple split the iPhone line up into iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus thus giving the choice of display size for the buyers.

The folks at Cupertino seems to have decided to further diversify the line up with a 4-inch iPhone SE, while many of us might doubt its relevance especially with the iPhone 6s being only 0.7-inch larger, it might be quite possible that the smaller sized iPhone might be having some audience after all.

On the specs end, the iPhone SE is expected to borrow heavily from the iPhone 6 and the 6s, that being said earlier reports have indicated that the phone will come housed in a iPhone 5s casing. The iPhone SE is expected to be quiet a performer thanks to the A9 and the M9 chip along with the always on SIRI feature. On the contrary, this also means that Apple won’t be reviving the “C” line up which saw its first and the last with the iPhone 5c.

9.7-inch iPad Pro

We had earlier talked about how Apple might be killing the iPad Air line up and instead adding up devices to the “Pro” series. As we can deduce from the nomenclature, the new iPad Pro will be a smaller version of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro which was introduced last year. The new iPad is expected to heralds with the quad design speakers from the iPad Pro and the A9X and M9 Chips.

The iPad Pro will also brace up for Apple Pencil support and maybe a rear LED flash unit, something we are not used seeing on the iPads. Apart from these changes, Apple will also be upgrading the camera unit which sort of echoes with the rumored LED flash unit.

Apple Watch and Music

It is most likely that we won’t get to see the iterative upgrade for the Apple Watch yet. Apple Watch will be spruced up with Sports band and Nylon strap offerings. Additionally, the company is also expected to rollout a standalone iTunes update for an improvised Apple Music experience.

Stay tuned for March 21 as we bring you the latest updates from the event.


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Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. Also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and the non-edible silicon chips.