Apple expected to announce new products as soon as next week – supply chain sources

“Apple is expected to announce new products later this month, most likely between Monday, March 20 and Friday, March 24, according to reputable supply chain analysts we spoke to who wish to remain anonymous,” Joe Rossignol reports for MacRumors. “The analysts said the information is from its own sources and not based on other reports.”

“The research firm did not disclose which products it expects Apple to announce, but rumors have widely suggested at least a trio of new iPad Pro models will be unveiled as early as this month, including an all-new 10.5-inch model with slimmer bezels and updated 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch versions,” Rossignol reports. “Last month, Japanese blog Mac Otakara said Apple will host a March event where it will debut its new iPad Pro lineup, a larger iPhone SE model with 128GB storage, and new Apple Watch bands.”

“There are three plausible scenarios if new products are in the cards,” Rossignol reports, “Apple is planning a March event, and invites will go out soon; Apple is planning a Spring event, but not this month; or Apple will share its announcements through a press release as it did when it dropped the price of the fourth-generation iPad to $399 in March 2014.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Bring ’em on! As soon as they arrive, it’s time for us to upgrade our iPads!


  1. There are three plausible scenarios if analysts/bloggers do not actually know what is going to happen:
    1) They will piggyback on other articles and rehash that speculation to satisfy a deadline and fill up “empty space” on the internet
    2) They will choose their favorite scenario and expound upon it to satisfy a deadline and fill up “empty space” on the internet
    3) They will summarize all possible options, likely leaving an informed reader with no more information than they had before reading the article…again to satisfy a deadline and fill up “empty space” on the internet

    1. Latest on watch straps: a new Apple Watch 3 – with 100% faster processor – and power linkage through the connector to be able to draw power from the bands – so a whole new slew of pricey bands to come!

      (Which probably means a continuation of the not so much Mac love trend. So it goes. :/ )

  2. no longer excited with new straps and a more powerful same old iPad that can do no more than any other viewing device.
    After iPhone 8 Apple will start to decline as everyone realised the pipeline is a pipe dream and there is no real innovation in Apple anymore.

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