Apple sent out invitations for an event on March 21 where it’s expected to announce a new iPhone called the iPhone SE. The event will be at Apple's campus in Cupertino, California at 10 a.m. Pacific.
As many outlets, including 9to5Mac and Bloomberg, have reported, the iPhone SE (SE stands for "Special Edition") will have a 4-inch screen, the same size as the screen on the iPhone 5s. In fact, the new iPhone is said to look a lot like the iPhone 5s only with a slightly modified design like curved edges.
Nicole Kasper/Flickr (CC)According to Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac, the iPhone SE will have many of the premium features found in the iPhone 6s like Apple Pay, Live Photos, and voice-activated Siri. It’ll also have the same powerful processor as the iPhone 6s.
The iPhone SE will presumably be cheaper than the iPhone 6s, so it'll be a way for people to get the best iPhone features without spending as much. It could also entice people still using the iPhone 5s or earlier to upgrade to a new iPhone.
In addition to the iPhone SE, Apple is expected to announce a new iPad with a 9.7-inch screen, the same size as the current iPad Air 2. Details are fuzzy on the new iPad, but it sounds like it’ll have improved speakers, a connector for a keyboard accessory, and work with the Apple Pencil. Basically, it’ll be a smaller version of the iPad Pro that launched last fall.
Finally, Apple may also announce some new software features for the Apple Watch along with new wristband accessories.
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