Apple To ‘Loop In’ Fans at March 21 Event

As usual, Apple is spilling few details ahead of its next big media event, scheduled for March 21. Headlined, "Let us loop you in," the company's online and media invites to the event went out earlier today.

The header could prove to be nothing more than a reference to the event's location at Apple's main campus, 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California. However, Apple watchers expect the event will include several announcements for new products, including a 4-inch iPhone and a 9.7-inch iPad. We contacted Apple for more information but a spokesperson told us, "We have no other details to share."

4-Inch Device To Resemble iPhone 5s

Scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, the March 21 event will be live streamed online. Viewers without Apple TVs, Macs or iOS devices can watch the event if they have PCs running Windows 10 and Microsoft's Edge browser.

A number of details about Apple's rumored 4-inch iPhone have come out through leaks of investor notes from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The new, small-screen model -- tentatively identified as an iPhone 5se -- will feature an A9 processor and resemble an upgraded iPhone 5s, according to Kuo-authored research that has trickled out over the past few months and been reported on by MacRumors.

Kuo noted that despite the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens on last year's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, respectively, the demand still exists for smartphones with smaller displays. Expected to be priced at $400 to $500, the 4-inch iPhone will also likely feature a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera and support near field communication for Apple Pay.

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