Following weeks of speculation, Apple today sent out invites for a media event that will be held on Monday, March 21 at the company’s Town Hall auditorium located on its 1 Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino, As with most Apple media events, it will kick off at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time.
Several products are expected to be showcased at the event, including the new 9.7-inch iPad, the 4-inch iPhone SE, and new Apple Watch bands. There’s also a possibility that some Mac refreshes could be announced as the time is right for updates, but there have been no rumors confirming that is the case.
The event will be live-streamed via apple.com/apple-events/march-2016.
Headlining the event will be the 4-inch iPhone SE and a new 9.7-inch iPad. Rumors suggest the iPhone SE will look nearly identical to the iPhone 5s, but it will include new internal hardware that brings it in line with newer Apple devices. It is rumored to have an A9 chip, an improved camera, and NFC support for use with Apple Pay.
The new 9.7-inch iPad has been referred to as the iPad Air 3, but recent rumors have suggested it may instead be branded as an iPad Pro. The device is said to include many iPad Pro features, like a four-speaker design, a Smart Connector for connecting accessories, and display improvements for Apple Pencil support. It may also be the first iPad to feature a rear LED flash.
Apple says that the stream will begin at 10:00 AM PDT. It will be available to everyone who is using an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, a Mac, and an Apple TV. It will also be available to the folks that are running a Windows 10-based machine, too, thanks to Microsoft’s new Edge web browser.
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