Apple will launch a new 4 inch iPhone on Monday, alongside a smaller version of the iPad Pro, it has been claimed.
The new iPhone SE, with its 4 inch display, will be almost ‘exactly the same’ as the iPhone 5s.
The new handset will be unveiled on March 21st at an event due to be held at Apple’s Cupertino HQ. It is also expected to unveil a new iPad, as well as a matt black version of the Apple Watch.
9to5Mac claims that the new handset will be called iPhone SE, standing for special edition, after the company decided to drop ‘5’ from the name. The new smaller iPhone will come in rose gold, space grey and white and is also expected to include an A9 processor and support Apple Pay.
Expected to be launched alongside the iPhone SE will be the new iPad Pro.
This will be the first iPad to include a 9.7 inch screen. Apple has previously released various versions of the iPad Mini and a larger sized iPad Pro but this will be the first time the original sized iPad has been updated since 2014, following the release of the iPad Air 2.
‘The smaller iPad Pro will start at $599 and include 32 GB of storage, according to sources.’
‘The $599 base configuration is for a WiFi-only model, while higher-priced versions with 128 GB of storage and the ability to connect to LTE cellular networks will also be offered,” claims 9to5Mac.
The iPad Pro is expected to have almost identical features and specs as the bigger model, including an A9X processor and upgraded RAM.
There is also a good chance the new iPad will include Apple’s ‘smart connector’ enabling it to work with Apple’s smart keyboard so users could use the iPad as a replacement for their laptop.
It is also expected to work with Apple’s Pencil, the new stylus it introduced last year with the larger iPad Pro.
While Apple isn’t expected to launch a completely new Apple Watch on Monday, it is expected to release a new matt black of the version of the watch, as well as a black version of its Milanese wristband.
It is also likely that Apple will announce so new software features for the Apple Watch and perhaps some new things for app developers.