Launching the new iPhone and iPad models so soon after introduction and not offering pre-orders would be a new strategy for Apple. Apple typically releases new iPhone models one or two weeks following the introduction events and an online pre-order period. A similar strategy has been followed for many new iPad releases, but the iPad Pro hardware actually went on sale over two months following the device’s initial introduction. Manufacturing of the new 4-inch iPhone began ramping up in January, sources say.
As previously reported, the iPhone 5se is expected to feature a 4-inch display with a faster A9 processor, an M9 chip with support always-on Siri, curved glass, an 8MP camera, 1GB to 1.2GB of RAM, a 1624mAh battery, 16GB and 64GB storage options, NFC, Live Photos, and more.
Leaked schematics of the iPad Air 3 have revealed a rear facing LED flash and the presence of four integrated speakers at the top and bottom of the device. The device is also believed to feature a Smart Connector and a slightly thicker design.
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