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4-inch Apple iPhone 5se and Apple iPad Air 3 to go on sale March 18th?

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4-inch Apple iPhone 5se and Apple iPad Air 3 to go on sale March 18th?
According to a report published this afternoon, there will be no pre-order period for both the 4-inch Apple iPhone 5se and the Apple iPad Air 3. The new report states that both devices will be unveiled on March 15th and will launch just three days later on March 18th. The Apple iPhone 5se will kill two birds with one phone.

It will be a cheaper handset that will still include many of the features found on the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple 6s Plus, which means that it will offer the powerful A9 SoC and the M9 motion co-processor. It will also come with always-on Siri, and features an NFC chip to support Apple Pay. Apple is hoping to expand the use of its mobile payment service into emerging markets where consumers might be more open to the lower pricing of the iPhone 5se. The phone will also snap Live Photos, although without a 3D Touch display it will most likely require a long-press to activate. The iPhone 5se will be available in Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, and Space Gray.

The other reason to revert to a 4-inch screen is to satisfy those who want a full-powered iPhone, but don't feel comfortable with a 4.7-inch display. 60% of iPhone users are still using an iPhone with a 4-inch screen. Other specs include an 8MP rear-facing camera and a front-facing 1.2MP snapper for selfies and FaceTime.

With the Apple iPad Air 3, Apple is hoping to reverse the trend that saw it sell 24.8% fewer iPads year-over-year during its fiscal first quarter. The iPad Air 3 is rumored to have the same design as the larger 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro, but with the usual 9.7-inch display found on Apple's iPad Air tablets. Like the iPad Pro, the iPad Air 3 will support the Apple Pencil, and will have the Smart Connector. The latter is the system that uses magnets to send data between the iPad Pro and the Smart Keyboard accessory. The Smart Connector also provides power for the wireless QWERTY.

The March 15th media event is also expected to introduce a refresh version of the Apple Watch, perhaps sporting FaceTime compatibility. In addition, new Sport band colors are expected to be introduced.


source: 9to5Mac

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posted on 12 Feb 2016, 14:58 2

1. SameerNazir (Posts: 8; Member since: 04 Dec 2015)


Looking forward for Iphone 5se

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 15:01 2

2. Emmanuelz (Posts: 160; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)


Revolutionary

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 15:18 5

7. janis (Posts: 322; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


new retina display 750p

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 15:06 1

3. boucha26 (Posts: 16; Member since: 01 Jul 2015)


sound good....

@phonearena right corner of your webpage i saw that mesg " ADD BLOCKING HURTS US :( ''
Actually ADD hurts us more than that :(....

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 15:06

4. oozz009 (Posts: 520; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


- "Over 60% of iPhone users still use 4-inch iPhones" what??!! No way PA, explain your statement because these info make no sense!

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 15:25 2

8. promise7 (Posts: 877; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


In Apple’s earnings call Jan. 26, CEO Tim Cook revealed that 60% of iPhone owners from before September 2014—when the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launched—have not upgraded to Apple’s larger phones.

http://qz.com/603581/we-now-know-what-percentage-of-apple-customers-have-opted-to-stick-with-smaller-iphones/

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 21:51

16. oozz009 (Posts: 520; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


Thanks for the info. It was hard to believe those numbers but after reading this I now see that it's surprisingly true. Thanks.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 15:07 2

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 21204; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I wanna see what this lil puppy is all about.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 15:09

6. oozz009 (Posts: 520; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


I hope Retina Flash is also there. Since its powered by the A9 my guess is that it is!

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 15:52 2

9. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


What is retina Flash? lol

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 16:22 6

12. SirYar (Posts: 351; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


When Apple uses the word Retina, the iFan's money disappears in a flash, and reappears in Cook's hand.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 16:51 2

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 21204; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


NLMAO

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 09:23

21. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


it's called Magic.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 17:47 1

15. promise7 (Posts: 877; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


It's when your iPhone's uses your display brightness as a flash for selfies. It uses the display chip so the display flashes three times brighter than the max brightness of the phone instead of just turning the brightness to max.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 21:53

17. oozz009 (Posts: 520; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


It's front facing flash, it uses the screen as a flash when one takes a selfie. The screen goes 3x brighter than usual in order to achieve a brightness level equivalent to a flash.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 08:08

20. j2001m (Posts: 2941; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


And it's crap going by the reviews

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 16:21 2

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 21204; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I should be included bro. It would simply add to feature list, it's a great feature too. It never whites out the pics.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 12:13 1

22. srgonu (Posts: 251; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


This guy's mind is frying. Used to be reasonable

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 17:28 2

23. darkkjedii (Posts: 21204; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Is that supposed to hurt my feelings?

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 11:28

25. srgonu (Posts: 251; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


No, not really. I read comments out of respect on few people here who are sensible and mature in their thinking. Looks like that doesn't last long in few folks. Am surprised.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 14:35

27. srgonu (Posts: 251; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


Your great feature is now on S7 too.. It dones't require hardware specific hardware. Word "Great" has some importance and don't use it for silly features apple implements.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 05:15 2

18. FrenchGuy (Posts: 108; Member since: 12 Dec 2014)


So you really think only the A9 chip is necessary to make a screen flash three times???
Well, Apple can make you believe everything...

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 05:20 1

19. FrenchGuy (Posts: 108; Member since: 12 Dec 2014)


My bad, I wanted to say: Do you think this technology can't work without A9 chip?
If you think so, it's very sad...

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 16:19 1

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 21204; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


If the 60% thing is true, then this phone is gonna be a huge seller.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 17:28

14. jeroome86 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


They probably should included the 3D Touch. Keep all 3 sizes consistent. But this please people who prefer a smaller phone. I wish the iPhone 7 would bump up to 5.7 like the Note line and lose some bezel.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 19:17

24. sebstin (Posts: 113; Member since: 03 Dec 2015)


SE means Sony Ericsson edition?.. Please change the name...

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 04:00

26. riteshrkm (Posts: 49; Member since: 15 Apr 2015)


I dont get what apple is doing? if dey r upgrading dey should do it all. why same 8 MP camera not the 12MP which is in Iphone6s & what about ram shouldn't it be 2gb also.
if some one has iphone 5s dey wont do only for the processor if rest thing remains the same.

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