KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo sheds some light once again regarding the final run in to Apple’s rumored March media event. Issued yet another research note to investors, which obviously contains more information and predictions pertaining to the new 4-inch iPhone model set to be announced next month. Kuo has placed more excitement ahead of the launch by suggesting that the Apple’s device will actually ship with a 12-megapixel rear camera, will also share a number of modernized features with the current iPhone 6/6s range of hardware.
Although rumored iPhone 5se was actually speculated that it won’t be holding the ‘5’ number before it and said to be called the iPhone SE – not the iPhone 6c either – will ship with an embedded 8-megapixel main shooter for those into mobile photography. KGI Securities instead, suggesting that Apple will take the honor to offer a more significant camera setup with the launch of the new gadget; a 12MP module. That improved rear-facing camera will also likely sit alongside a number of other important features, such as fully integrated NFC and Apple pay functionality, WiFi 802.11ac, and Bluetooth 4.2.
The man behind this claim also taken the opportunity to reiterate a number of equations of the device, most notably that it will come embedded with a 64-bit Apple A9 processor, and should offer Live Photos support. Buyers can expect to be able to grab the device with either 16GB or 64GB internat capacity, and will benefit from a 1642mAh battery package, which is of course slightly improved one over the iPhone 5s model from the past. Most interesting part here is that, the analyst suggests that 3D Touch will remain exclusive to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus for now, with the iPhone 7 to follow suite of course.
Consumers will undoubtedly be looking at the hardware’s important aspects and assisiated cost, which Apple will position the iPhoneSE for around the $400-$500 mark in order to try and drive sales of the iPhone in emerging markets like China and India, particularly, and an attempt to increase overall shipments of the 4-inch model across the globe. The KGI Securities analyst still blieve that the release could see over 131-percent growth in year-to-year shipments to an approximate 37 million units sold during 2016 paired with a 50-percent reduction in the iPhone 5s price, bringing it down to $225 from $450.