Apple media event featuring the 4-inch iPhone SE pushed back a week to March 22nd? (UPDATE)

Apple media event featuring the 4-inch iPhone SE pushed back a week to March 22nd? (UPDATE)
Originally thought to be taking place on March 15th, the Apple media event that will introduce the 4-inch Apple iPhone SE is now believed to be taking place on Tuesday, March 22nd. The iPhone SE is believed to feature the A9 chipset and M9 motion co-processor. According to connected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the phone will sport a 12MP camera on back and will be powered by a 1642mAh battery. The unit will support NFC and Apple Pay, and will be available in 16GB and 64GB models.

UPDATE: The latest rumor has Apple holding this event on Monday, March 21st at Apple's Town Hall in Cupertino. We are still awaiting confirmation from the company.
 

Kuo adds that the price of the iPhone SE will be between $400 and $500. With Apple expected to slash the price of the Apple iPhone 5s by 50% to $225, the analyst cut his forecast of Apple iPhone SE shipments from 18-20 million down to 12 million. Kuo cut his estimate as he expects the cheaper price of the iPhone 5s to draw buyers away from the new 4-inch iPhone.

At the March 22nd event, we expect to see Apple take the wraps off of the 9.7-inch Apple iPad Pro. This slate will have many of the specs found on the larger 12.9-inch tablet, but priced as though it were a new iPad Air model. The A9X chipset is inside along with 4GB of RAM. The tablet will contain a quad-speaker sound system, and will support the Apple Pencil and a smaller Smart Keyboard. The latter will sync to the tablet with the Smart Connector. Apple is also rumored to be unveiling a new refresh version of the Apple Watch with new bands and possibly a FaceTime camera.

With Apple employees reportedly asked to keep the days around March 22nd free, it seems quite possible that Apple will have a few things to show us on that date. The original rumor had the iPhone SE launching three days after being unveiled. If Apple sticks to the schedule, its new 4-inch phone will be available for purchase on March 25th without a pre-order period.

source: UnderKG via MacRumors, AppleInsider

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35 Comments

1. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Can't wait for it

8. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Fukk u apple again no 32 gigs

25. Unordinary unregistered

Pretty sure he's no "Apple".

37. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Yeah fku Apple.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30880; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Gotta see just what they actually unveil.

3. eden555

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

will this tale shipments out of the iphone 7 ? or 6s ?

4. hado86

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Hoping for a MacBook Air or pro refresh too.

5. Subie

Posts: 2321; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

A $400 dollar iphone with the computing power of the 6s = sales!

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Apple is targeting phones like the Nexus and the Moto X. They're bringing their A game as usual.

30. UglyFrank

Posts: 2191; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

They aren't targeting Nexus users with a 4in screen. This is for people who don't like big phones or who can't afford the 6s. You know the kind of people who go and buy a 4s or 5 in 2016.

28. g2a5b0e unregistered

I think it's highly optimistic to think the phone will debut at $400, but I guess we'll find out in a few weeks.

6. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

They're probably scared that releasing so close to the S7 will make it look like a weedy little toy.

11. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

This will not be competition to S7... I bet Samsung will cry when they see how "the weedy little toy" sells

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'll take this over that overpriced bar of soap running LagWiz on it. Samsung's last great phone was the Note 4.

18. aikoo

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

Which also happen to be Samsung's last "overpriced bar of soap running Lagwiz". Apple's atrocious pricing for all their products and varies updates for their older devices post- new iterations of said device leads to laggy user experiences: iPhone 4, 5/s, 6.

29. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Of course you'll take anything over the S7 (rolleseyes)

31. tedkord

Posts: 17183; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Note 5 and S7 are the best phones on the market, no matter how salty you are about it.

36. AlikMalix unregistered

I think the market decides which is the best phone is and for which price. Not a few nerds on Forums.

7. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Thought it was always expected March 21-22?

10. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

No one will mistake that an Apple 5S or the new SE is a direct rival for the powerful new Samsung S7 series: it’s not even worth talking about. But what Apple will do is appeal to people for whom any phone over 4 inch diagonal is more than they need/want; they will also appeal to people who may suddenly see an iPhone in their reach: $225 for an iPhone 5S? It’s an old phone, but is more than enough for many people today…and that price, if it is real, will SLAUGHTER an entire Android segment. On the flip side, what it will do to Apple's ASP and margins is also something where the word slaughter may not be too far off the mark...

12. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

I like all on here or say it will have the A9 and will be powerful and all that crap, it can have the A8 and be powerful, but not becasie of the CPU, it will be only any good if they keep away from Emmc, if they use there new ssd control mem then you see the power, if they use the Emmc and A9x it will be slower than the 6s with easy, the speed comes from the HD type

13. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Waiting

14. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

iPhone 5S for $225!? No way Apple does that. Maybe a minor price cut or they stop selling it.

26. Zylam

Posts: 1811; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Yup was just gonna say that, there is no way they are going to sabotage their new affordable iPhone with an even cheaper still capable iPhone 5S.

17. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Every manufacturer is making hand sets with larger screens and larger screen to body reatio, but Apple is going one step back cutting on costs and latest technologies, but iSheeps are so stupid that they buy any garbage with Apple logo on it. Stupid people stay stupid.

21. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

You must be pretty stupid - "isheeps" it's isheep.

22. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Your completely missing the point. It's an iPhone 5 with 6s specs, how is that not good? Apple put it in a smaller size because many people don't like the 4.7 and 5.5 models.

32. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

its not regular sheep... iSheep is totally different creature (and obviously not an animal).. iSheep is new word and their plural form isnt officially defined, so "iSheeps" usage is fine

23. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

It's "iSheep", not "iSheeps" because "sheep" is singular and plural. Kinda ironic of you to call others stupid. :)

20. MrHate

Posts: 314; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

If people really think that Apple.. APPLE would sell a phone for 225 dollars then wow. Oh I'm Obama.

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