Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is all set to unveil its latest 4-inch iPhone SE at special event and keynote address scheduled for March 21. The “Let us loop you in” address is reported to feature the launch of the iPhone SE, an 9.7-inch iPad, as well as new Apple Watch bands and software upgrades. However, images of the iPhone SE’s retail box have apparently been leaked and found online on Chinese social media site, Weibo.
The leaked images are said to be of the iPhone SE’s retail box, and they seem to offer details about the latest iPhone’s specifications. Or should we say, that it confirms the rumors doing the rounds for quite a bit of time now about the new iPhone. Rumors have previously indicated that the iPhone SE will come in 16GB and 64GB storage variants, and it will feature an NFC chip which would enable Apple Pay support. And those are the exact two details found on the retail box’s image, which further strengthens the reports regarding the iOS device’s features.
Apart from including the NFC chip, the new 4-inch iPhone is reported to be equipped with the A9 and M9 chips, as well as support for animated photo recording, called Live Photos. A 12MP iSight camera with 4K video recording capabilities is also set to make its way to the device, as opposed to the rumored 8MP rear camera lens previously reported.
KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo, a reliable Apple tipster, has reported that the iPhone SE will bear striking resemblance to the iPhone 5S as far as aesthetics are concerned, mainly due to the power button being situated at the top, and the metal center and glass top and bottom at the back.
iPhone SE’s launch is only a few days away and practically everything about the device, from the design and aesthetics to the hardware and internals, has been discussed, dissected, and tipped in various rumors and reports. Come March 21, we’ll finally see the device whose case images have also leaked.
Whether the users like the new iPhone or not, one thing is absolutely clear: they are all curious about how Apple has brought the new and the old all on the same page.