New iPhone SE & iPads revealed in Indian import data

The leak: Apple is preparing to release new products soon, according to import data seen by 91mobiles.

Here’s what has reportedly been imported to India for testing…

  • A budget iPhone with a price of around ~$300 (models A2595, A2783 and A2784)
  • A new iPad with a price between $500-700 (models A2588 and A2589)
  • A budget iPad priced at ~$300 (models A2757 and A2761)

Apple is said to hold an event to announce these new products in March or April.

Our take: Even more confirmation that a new iPhone SE and iPad Air are getting ready to launch. Curiously, 91mobiles also cites a new budget iPad, too. Considering that Apple just updated it in September, would we really see a new one this soon? I doubt it.

iPhone 13 rumor says new bronze and pink colors coming

The (sketchy) rumor: Apple is planning to make a splash with fresh colors on iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, according to Ukrainian retailer KTC (not yet tracked).

  • iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 are said to be getting a new pink colorway (concept above) while the Pro models will see a more reserved bronze option to replace Pacific Blue
  • KTC also suggests that iPhone 13 models will max out at 128GB storage and Pro models will go up to only 512GB…not 1TB like sources have suggested

Our take: I have no idea if KTC has any inside info whatsoever, but bronze has been rumored multiple times before. Pink, though, while I think it would sell incredibly well, has not yet been leaked by a reputable source…

Apple Watch Series 7 CAD images confirm major redesign coming

The leak: New CAD images show the radical design for the next Apple Watch, as shared by 91Mobiles.

  • Apple Watch Series 7 will include flat edges similar to iPad Pro and iPhone 12, much larger speaker grills, and slimmer bezels on the front display
  • This new watch was first shared by Jon Prosser (74.3% accurate) in May 2021

Our take: Looks like we are indeed getting the radical watch design changes this year (there was some possibility that these could be pushed to 2022). This matches up exactly with what we’ve already seen, and it’s definitely growing on me.

First look at iPhone 13 Pro design shows larger cameras and thicker body

The leak: Our first look at iPhone 13 Pro has been leaked by 91Mobiles (not yet tracked, but accurate in the past).

  • A larger camera module, that looks identical to iPhone 12 Pro Max module, may be making its way to the 6.1-inch Pro model this year
  • Dimensions are also changing a bit: 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.6 mm, compared to 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.4mm (that’s 2.63% thicker)
  • There’s also redesigned, skinnier notch with the speaker relocated to the bezel

Our take: Just like the 6.1-inch iPhone 13 first look from yesterday, not a whole lot of changes this year. Very good news that the notch is shrinking, and the thickness change will probably be unnoticeable.

Purported 2020 iPad schematics leak with 10.8-inch display & Face ID

The leak: Purported schematics for a new 2020 iPad have leaked, courtesy of 91mobiles.

  • A 10.8-inch display is surrounded by thin, iPad Pro-like bezels
  • Face ID is available on the front of the tablet
  • USB-C has replaced the long-standing Lightning port
  • Dual speakers and four mics are here, too
  • An updated Smart Connector appears to support the Magic Keyboard

Our take: I’m much less convinced of these schematics than of the iPad Air quick start guide leak from earlier this week. 91mobiles says the schematics are “from a trusted source,” and the site does have a long history of sharing new designs exclusively. But they also claim the new iPad will have “inductive charging,” which…doesn’t make sense unless Apple makes the next iPad out of glass.