APPLE WILL REPORTEDLY hold a launch event next week where it's tipped to unveil four new iPads and a 128GB version of the iPhone SE.
That's according to MacRumours, who has heard from "reputable supply chain analysts who wish to remain anonymous" that the unveiling will take place between 20 and 24 March.
However, Apple has yet to summon the press - not that INQ would know any different - which means if the rumour is legit, invites would be sent at shorter notice than usual. As noted by MacRumours, Apple typically invites the media to its March event roughly 11-12 days beforehand.
The anonymous analysts haven't offered any details about what we can expect from next week's unveiling, but previous rumours have pointed to the unveiling of 7.9in, 9.7in, 10.5in, and 12.9in iPad Pro models.
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.
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. This model reportedly won't ship until May, while the other three will be made available that month.
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 is also expected to launch a 128GB iPhone SE model and a new red colour option for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. µ
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