APPLE IS PLANNING a mega-March launch event where it will unveil four new iPads and new versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone SE, according to Japanese website Macotakara.
Echoing recent remarks from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the report claims that Apple will announce 7.9in, 9.7in, 10.5in, and 12.9in iPad Pro models at its mooted launch event next month. The 10.5in model reportedly won't ship until May, while the other three will be made available that month.
The 7.9in model likely will likely arrive as the success to the iPad Mini 4, and will reportedly feature a Smart Connector for hooking up Apple's Smart Keyboard, a True Tone display, a quad-speaker set up and a 12MP rear-facing camera.
According to previous online chatter the 9.7in model will be Apple's "low-priced" option and will reportedly feature a Samsung-made A9 processor, while the 10.5in model will be Apple's "high-end offering", complete with an edge-to-edge design.
It will reportedly keep the top bezel to support the front-facing FaceTime camera, but could be the first Apple product to ditch the home button in order to keep the same overall footprint as the 9.7in model.
The 12.9in iPad Pro is said to feature a 12MP rear camera and True Tone display like the current 9.7in model, alongside an A10X processor.
Alongside the unveiling of four new iPads, Apple will apparently add a 128GB storage option for the iPhone SE, alongside the smartphone's existing 16GB and 64GB capacities, and add a new red colour option for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Apple, naturally, hasn't commented on the report. However, the firm recently launched a new iPad Pro advertising campaign (below), perhaps a sign that it's looking to shift stock ahead of the arrival of the new models. µ
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