THE IPAD AIR 3 is apparently not a thing, according to the latest speculation which claims that Apple will launch a smaller iPad Pro tablet at its mooted 15 March launch event.
These rumours come via 9to5Mac, which has heard that Apple is planning to launch a 9.7in version of the iPad Pro, not the iPad Air 3 as previously thought.
The smaller iPad Pro will offer near identical specs to the bigger 12.9in iPad Pro, according to the report, which said that we can expect an A9X processor and display technology that supports the Apple Pencil stylus. Apple is also said to be prepping a downsized version of the Smart Cover keyboard attachment.
We don't yet know what the 9.7in device will be called (although we're putting our money on the iPad Pro Mini), but there's also talk of the same quad speaker setup, colour range and storage options as its predecessor. There's no word on prices for the tablet just yet.
Apple is also expected to announce the iPhone 5SE at its rumoured 15 March event, its first 4in smartphone since the iPhone 5C.
The iPhone 5SE will apparently look similar to the iPhone 5S, according to leaked images (below), but will feature a curved glass front similar to that seen on Apple's latest top-end smartphones. It will be offered in the same colour options of Silver, Space Grey, Gold and Rose Gold, according to reports.
We can expect the iPhone 5SE to feature the same A8 and M8 processors seen inside the iPhone 6, an NFC chip for Apple Pay, Bluetooth 4.2, VoLTE, 802.11ac WiFi, and 8MP and 1.2MP cameras complete with autofocus, support for larger panoramic images and the Live Photos feature that debuted on the iPhone 6S.
9to5Mac said that the phone will cost $450 for the 16GB model, the same as the iPhone 5S. µ
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