Chinese electronics manufacturers are often ahead of foreign companies and do not wait for the release of the original product, introducing on the market their own versions of certain products. So, at the major electronics market in Shenzhen on the eve of the official presentation of the Apple appeared in the sale of “iPhone SE”.
Great Nick Putt toured the shops in China and asked the sellers for novelty testing. 4-inch device in “rose gold” made in the same design as the iPhone 6s, but differs in size — the same rounded corners, same placement of buttons and connectors, protruding camera ring, Touch ID. Vendors sell the smartphone as the “iPhone SE”, though, most likely, we are talking about replica devices.
Any technical details about the smartphone are not reported, the device does not turn on.
According to recent reports, the original iPhone, SE will be based on Apple’s A9 processor and has 1/2 GB of RAM, 16/64 GB of internal flash memory, 12-megapixel main camera, battery capacity of 1642 mAh, support for Apple Pay.
Retail price SE new iPhone with 4-inch screen in the U.S. market will be $450. Thus, the model will take the place of the iPhone 5s. Observers believe that the presented in 2013, the iPhone 5s, the iPhone SE will remain in the ranks and it will be cheaper.
iPhone 5s after the debut of new items will drop to $250-350. To take such a step, according to analyst Gene Munster from Piper Jaffray, Apple has decided, wanting to take a share in developing countries such as India, Brazil and Russia. But analyst Rod the hell out of JP Morgan expects iPhone 5s will drop in price to $350. However, this information has not been confirmed yet. There is information that announced a new 4-inch smartphone, the Apple will charge to sell the popular iPhone 5s.
The official presentation of the iPhone SE will be held on Monday, March 21.
Let us add that this practice is not new for Apple. Earlier, a similar approach it used in the iPhone 4s, reducing to the minimum the prices and continuing to sell it in some countries. So, in India iPhone 4s until recently were sold for the price of 12 000 rupees (about $175), which made it the most popular device in the local range of Apple. But last month, the company finally stopped its sale in India now and the cheapest Apple smartphone in the local market is the iPhone 5s, which in December last year fell by half to 24 990 rupees (about $372).
We will remind, on March 21 at the headquarters of Apple in Cupertino will be a new presentation. Its main theme will be the announcement of the 4-inch iPhone SE and the iPad Pro with 9.7-inch screen. Also on this day, Apple jams to the public the new interchangeable straps for the Apple Watch and announce the release of its new operating system iOS 9.3.