“Apple is currently on target to start selling its next iPhone and iPad models the same week that the new products are introduced in March,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac.
“Apple is currently planning to introduce a new 4-inch iPhone dubbed the ‘iPhone 5se’ and a new iPad Air at an event on Tuesday, March 15th, then put the products up for sale online and in retail stores as early as Friday, March 18th, according to sources,” Gurman reports. “Apple is unlikely to offer pre-orders for the new devices, according to sources who cautioned that the plans could still change.”
“While the iPhone 5se’s body will be nearly identical to the 2013 iPhone 5s, the new smartphone is said to include Apple’s latest A9 and M9 processors, an NFC chip for Apple Pay, support for always-on Siri activation, the iPhone 6’s camera system, and the ability to take Live Photos,” Gurman reports. “The iPad Air 3 is said to include a Smart Connector and support for Apple-branded accessories, which could mean that updated Smart Keyboards and Apple Pencil support for the 9.7-inch device are in the pipeline.”
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MacDailyNews Take: If that iPad Air gets iPad Pro features, including Apple Pencil, Apple Smart Keyboard, and the full complement of multitasking capabilities, they’re going to fly off the shelves! If you want one, assuming Appel follows their stellar model of making approximately three units per store for launch day, start thinking about what you’ll need to set up camp outside the nearest Apple Retail Store.