iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 expected to launch March 18

By , Feb 12, 2016

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Apple is planning to launch the iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 on Friday, March 18th, reports 9to5Mac. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the outlet claims the launch of the long-rumored 4-inch iPhone and third-gen iPad Air will follow their unveiling at an event on Tuesday, March 15th.

If true, this would mark a departure from Apple’s usual launch cycle, in which products are introduced one to two weeks before they are available for sale to the public. Unsurprisingly, 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman says that because of the quick turnaround, Apple is unlikely to offer pre-orders.

Previous reports have suggested that the iPhone 5se will look a lot like the iPhone 5s, and feature the same A9 processor and camera system found in the iPhone 6. It’s also expected to have an NFC chip, with support for Apple Pay, and come in familiar gold, rose gold, silver and grey colorways.

As for the iPad Air 3, it’s been described as a smaller iPad Pro, with similar features such as a Smart Connector, stereo speakers, and support for Apple’s Pencil stylus. Other rumors for the event include new Apple Watch accessories, such as new Sport band colors and Space Black Milanese Loop.

Source: 9to5Mac

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  • iPhoneWINS

    ohh wow this is great so now we get a new old phone from apple.. lol i hope this new iPhone 5 talk is a damn joke

    • Luke

      This is the “5c” of 2016. It’s not “old”. Brand new device.

      • iPhoneWINS

        ummm why not just make a damn 6C?

      • Luke

        Because a 6C would have a 4.7 inch display. Apple isn’t doing that, they’re making a revision of the 5s, for people who prefer smaller handsets.

      • :D

        Why not a 6 mini?

      • iPhoneWINS

        exactly 6mini sounds cool.. going back to the five name is crazy

      • SIMON

        C models are plastic, colored shit, if you remember…

    • Jack Wong

      Lol I like that “new old phone” term.

      I don’t see that is a joke when people always ask for a cheaper iOS phone.

  • iPhoneWINS

    They should have called it iPhone 6 mini

    • rockdude094

      No way i don’t wanna call my phone mini …

      • Blip dude

        Why not?? It’s essentially a mini version of an iPhone 6.

  • Burge

    iPad mini 5. It’ll be jumped up specs of the mini 4.

    • iPhoneWINS

      And will still be not much better that mini 2

  • Hippo

    Infuse 4 ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • rockdude094

    Guess my 5s is back in style i can skip another years update woohoo

    • iPhoneWINS

      5S is still worth $500 used lool

  • Dany Quirion

    Will the event be live streamed?

  • Manuel Molina

    The new iPads are faster, yeah? But what else? The air 1 and 2 didn’t seem like huge leaps. The 2 to the 3 didn’t either.

    • iPhoneWINS

      exactly welcome to apple products and the boring stagnation that they think is cool… I have iPad mini2 and iPhone 6+ there is northie tempting me too upgrade at all

  • :D

    I really want an Apple Watch, but I don’t want to end up with an old model

    • Mike M. Powell

      I got mine while Best Buy was doing the $100 off bargain deal. Imma sell it when the next gen watch drops along with the ip7 ^_^

      • Blip dude

        I got an email sometime this week and it’s currently $100 off. Imma have to this, even with the huge disposable income I have now, I just don’t see a reason to get it.

      • Mike M. Powell

        I got cuz I’m an Apple fanboy and I held off long enough, the more I use it the more attached I become 🙂

      • Elias Chao

        Well, it’s a watch, you’d be able to use it whenever it looks good with your clothes or anything. As long the 2nd gen will be a different form factor of course.

    • iPhoneWINS

      I’m waiting of one that looks better and sucks less

  • Jamessmooth

    Worst apple event ever.

    • iPhoneWINS

      it will be very boring

  • trumpet444

    i’m actually looking forward to the 5se

    • iPhoneWINS

      you mean the iPhone 6C mini?

  • Bigfoot Expert

    I’m waiting on a 15 inch retina macbook

    • iPhoneWINS

      i like the 13″

  • ” A9 processor and camera system found in the iPhone 6.”

    wrong, the a9 is in the 6S