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Apple to launch new 128GB iPhone SE, iPad Pros in March: Report

Apple, which holds two launch events in a year, is expected to launch latest iPad Pros and a new 128GB iPhone SE next month.

tech Updated: Feb 21, 2017 09:47 IST
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Apple’s iPhone SE on display at a demo stall.
Apple’s iPhone SE on display at a demo stall.(Reuters file photo)

Apple is expected to launch new iPad Pro tablets and all new 128GB variant of the iPhone SE next month.

The iPhone-maker, which holds two events in a year, is also expected to launch newer models of the iPhone 7 family -- the 7S and the 7S Plus -- with incremental hardware and software features.

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According to a report on Japanese blog Macotakara, Apple is expected to one more size to the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro with speculations being rife about the 10.5-inch display size since November. The blog didn’t indicate at any price but if iPad Pro price points are taken into consideration, then the 10.5-inch variant might be priced a little higher than $599.

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The blog also claims that Apple will launch a 128GB variant of the iPhone SE which was launched targeting emerging markets but saw more success in developed markets like US and Saudi Arabia.

The blog noted that since demand for the phone exceeded supply in the quarter that ended on March 26 and the following one that ended on June 25,it directly hints at the popularity of Apple’s low-end iPhone. If prices of other variants are an indicator, then the 128GB variant will cost somewhere between $499 to $549.

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“If I zoom out of the 90-day clock and look at it, we’ve got some exciting things coming on iPad. I still feel very optimistic about where we can take the product,” Apple chief executive Tim Cook told financial analysts in January. However, iPad revenue did decline by 19% in the quarter that ended on December 31.