Details regarding Apple’s upcoming devices, the 4-inch iPhone 5se and the iPad Air 3 has quietely been confirmed by Bloomberg. Spotted in a profile of Johny Srouji, Apple’s SVP of Hardware Technologies who overseas Apple’s chip development.
Given the fact that both the products will use the latest chip technologies, where the Apple’s iPhone 5se adopting the A9 processor from the 6s and the iPad Air 3 equipped with the A9X CPU first used in the iPad Pro.
Earlier rumors were offered conflicting info on the iPhone 5se processor that would be used, with some other pointing towards the A9 and a minimal towards the A8, previous-generation chips. Also suggested that the 4-inch 2016 iPhone would adopt the A9/9M, and now we’ve got confirmation from a reliable source.
For the 9.7-inch iPad Air 3, there’s an A9X, likely choice for the tablet and there was no prior rumors suggesting it was indeed the chipset Apple may be using, so this outed information possibly be the concrete one about the chip is worth hilighting.
The source piece also further confirms Apple’s planned March event, which is of course rumored to be taking place mid-month, on March 15. Rumors further suggested the two devices will be released online and in retail stores just days after their introduction, may be on March 18th.
“In March, Apple intends to announce an updated iPad and smaller-screen iPhone featuring the latest A9x and A9 chips, according to a person familiar with the plans, who wasn’t authorized to comment publicly.”
iPhone 5se, Apple’s 4-inch iPhone will be sold alongside its larger-screened flagship devices, which will look like a cross between the iPhone 5s and an iPhone 6s, using the same 5s body with the curved glass display of the newer device.
iPad Air 3, Apple’s 9.7-inch tablet expected to take several design cues from the iPad Pro. Speculated to include 4 speakers, two at the top and other couple at the bottom, along with possible Smart Connector for accessories and a rear LED flash, which would be for the first time implemented in an iPad.