iPad Air 3, iPhone 5SE to be unveiled on March 21


Amid all the controversy that Apple is embroiled in, the company is still pushing through with its spring press event slated on March 21. Apple, on its website, has indicated that they are announcing something on that date, at 10 a.m. PDT, asking fans to save the date. Details about livestreaming are also included in the website announcement. The announcement also had text that reads: “Let us loop you in.”

According to a Tech Times report, Apple will be unveiling new products and accessories for spring, including a new and smaller iPhone, a new iPad Air and accessories for the Apple Watch. Apple has been quiet about what they are unveiling but rumors and reports have been circulating the Internet about what Apple has in store for consumers this time around.

First up is the reported successor of the iPhone 5S that is said to have the same 4-inch screen as the 5S but is more powerful under the hood. The phone comes by many names: the iPhone 6C, iPhone 5SE (for special edition) or iPhone SE. Apple has not revealed much so consumers would just have to wait until March 21 to find out what it is called. The new iPhone is expected to have better specs such as an A9 processor and an M9 motion coprocessor, the same specs as the iPhone 6S. Touch ID and Apple Pay support will be onboard. A more powerful 8-megapixel camera is also expected on the device. Internal storage options are 16 GB and 32 GB. Unlike recent iPhones, however, this one will not have 3D Touch. Consumers can choose from four colors: gold, Rose Gold, silver and Space Gray.

Another device expected to be unveiled is the iPad Air. Rumors have it that instead of the next generation iPad Air, Apple will be introducing a new entrant in its iPad Pro line-up. According to the report, a 9.7-inch iPad Pro will be unveiled instead, having the same specs as its bigger sibling, including support for new peripherals such as the Apple Pencil and the Smart Connector. This device is rumored to be called the iPad Pro Mini.

The media event will start at 10 a.m. PDT or 1 p.m. ET on March 21. Livestreaming can be accessed not only Apple devices, but also on PCs with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.