It was a big week for hot tech news, with the latest cutting edge gadgets making headlines. Apple was not left out of the fun, with the company just two weeks away from its next product launch. Twitter has a brand new Apple account, serving up iOS tips, tricks and support. Looking to the fall, fans of gridiron football with an Apple TV will need to look elsewhere for live games. But a new top-tier iPhone could be in the works for September. Here are more details on some news highlights from the past week.
Peak season for iPhone speculation has arrived, partly because Apple is expected to release new models in both March and September. This departure from its normal once annual iPhone refresh means more options for anyone looking to update their device. The March media event now looks to be scheduled for Monday the 21st, during which Apple will reveal a new 4-inch iPhone. According to Chinese site My Drivers, the fall could see an even bigger surprise.
Apple's rumored March keynote has been pushed back to March 21st, one day before Apple is scheduled to argue their case against the FBI in the San Bernardino terrorists iPhone dispute. The alleged date change from March 15th to the end of March was originally reported by the well connected John Paczkowski of Buzzfeed.
Paczkowski claims Apple will unveil the iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro at a small event to be held at the company's Town Hall in Cupertino, California. The iPhone SE is a new 4-inch handset, which will be powered by a faster processor and ship with Apple Pay. The last 4-inch Apple device released was the iPhone 5s in 2013. Apple increased the display size of its iPhone lineup to 4.7- and 5.5-inches with the release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus the following year. The iPhone SE will replace the iPhone 5s in Apple's current lineup ahead of the iPhone 7 launch later this year.
The debate over privacy and security continues to swirl around Apple's legal battle with the FBI over iPhone encryption. In the meantime, observers are looking forward to two new iPhone designs this year. Details surrounding the upcoming iPhone SE and iPhone 7 continue to surface. Continue reading for more details on the top Apple news of the week.