Mark Gurman from 9to5Mac explains his sources have reaffirmed a March Apple event is coming the week of March 14th possibly, where we’ll see the iPad Air 3, iPhone 5se and new Apple Watch models:
Apple is planning to introduce new iPad hardware at an event in mid-March, according to sources, with the most likely device being a new iPad Air. This new iPad with a 9.7-inch screen, presumably to be called the “iPad Air 3,” will be launched alongside the a new 4-inch iPhone known as the “iPhone 5se” and a series of new Apple Watch models.
Sources tell Gurman Apple has been testing 9.7-inch iPad display panels that may be compatible with Apple Pencil.
As for the 4-inch ‘iPhone 5se’, it will come equipped with the A9 CPU (not A8 as previously mentioned), improved cameras, more storage, Live Photos support and Apple Pay support, in what many expect to be an iPhone 5s version of the rounded iPhone 6 curved edge design.
Also, new Apple Watch Sport Band colours will debut, plus more Hermes bands, a Space Black version of the Milanese Loop, and a new band made out of an unidentified material.
Yesterday Apple announced a record Q1 2016, selling 74.77 million iPhones, part of its overall $75.9 billion in revenue. The company announced for the first time iPhone sales for the next quarter may face its first decline. Would a new injection of iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch hardware change that?