“If Apple’s most recent hardware events were about going bigger (larger iPhones, a jumbo iPad, and a new Apple TV), Apple’s March 21st event is about going smaller,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac.
“Apple yesterday officially sent invites to its much-anticipated event to be held at its Cupertino campus with the tagline ‘Let us loop you in,'” Gurman reports. “The event, which was originally internally scheduled for a week earlier, will focus on Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone SE, a smaller, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and new Apple Watch bands.”
“The company will likely also reveal the final versions of iOS 9.3, tvOS 9.2, watchOS 2.2, OS X 10.11.4, and an iTunes update,” Gurman reports. “”
Tons more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: We’ll be very interested to see how this 4-inch “iPhone SE” does, especially as it’s said to lack 3D Touch (but it does have its Sleep/Wake button in the right place, on the top where it belongs, so that’s a bonus). Another positive is that, reportedly, Apple smartly will not use a “5” in the name of this iPhone.
Everything sounds great except for the name. The “5” makes it seem like old tech, regardless of what’s inside, and the “se” adds unnecessary complexity. If they’re going to round off the case edges à la the 6 and 6s models, with 6/s color schemes available (Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold), name it using a “6,” at least. — MacDailyNews, February 13, 2016
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz,” “Bill,” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]