The 4-inch iPhone SE is set to make it’s debut this March at Apple’s upcoming keynote, and even though that date hasn’t come yet let alone been confirmed, it’s not stoping manufacturers from listing cases for the handset on Amazon ahead of time.
According to the listings, like this one for a clear protective case by Luvvitt, the accessories will be made available on March 30th or around that time, which lines up with the recent rumor stating that Apple’s event will be held on March 21st. Within the time between the 21st and 30th, Apple could launch the iPhone SE on Friday, March 25th. Of course, this would be new for Apple as they generally like to wait a least a week after introducing a product to release it, but they may try something like this. That date also happens to be Good Friday, a day when Christians reflect on the sorrowful happenings that occurred almost 2,000 years ago. This may impact first day sales of the phone, however this seems to be unlikely.
The cases listed on Amazon appear to feature a 4-inch form factor that could fit the iPhone 5s however don’t feature a cut out at the top for the power button, which lines up with the recent leaked drawings of the iPhone SE which showed a repositioned power button located on the right side of the phone.
This is the hardest hitting proof that the iPhone SE is real we’ve seen so far, as leaks and rumors don’t mean anything until we see them come to be by the respected company. But with evidence like this, you can now probably start to get excited about another 4-inch iPhone and not worry about being let down!
The iPhone SE is expected to feature a 4-inch screen, an A9 processor (like the one found in the iPhone 6s), Touch ID, Apple Pay, and slightly-curved edges like the iPhone 6 family. It’s also rumored to become available in 16 and 64GB storage capacities along with come in Space Gray, Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold.