Apple said to be planning March 15 introduction for iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3

Apple is reportedly targeting Tuesday, March 15 for its next product launch event. The company is said to be planning to introduce the 4-inch iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3, and new Apple Watch bands.

According to 9to5Mac:

Apple is currently aiming to unveil the new 4-inch the iPhone 5se, the iPad Air 3, and new Apple Watch band options at an event on Tuesday, March 15th, according to sources. We previously reported that Apple was on track to launch the new products during the week of March 14th. As the scheduled event is still a month-and-a-half away, the date could conceivably still shift or turn into an online announcement.

It was previously reported that Apple was targeting the launch of these products for this particular week in March. The company held an event last March to introduce a new products, including the 12-inch Retina MacBook, so it would make sense for them to hold one around the same time this year if new products are ready to go.

Source: 9to5Mac

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  • I hope the 5se is not real based on the rumors, it sounds like a crippled-low cost device like the 5c. I am one of those holding out on my iPhone 5 hoping for a 6s-. Otherwise, there is no point to upgrade. Needs to be fully featured, all the same features as the 6s but in smaller form factor. Setting myself up for disappointment i suppose.
  • I hear ya!! Def want a new 4" phone but i need 128gb, thank you please! Sent from the iMore App
  • idk, it would be quite impossible for me to go back to the 4-inch. in the other hand some ppl would want that. if the rumors are true it has to feature the same specs as the 6s.
  • At least last-gen specs. A lot of people want a 4-inch, not everyone wanted to go up in size, but I love my 6 Plus
  • I'm loving my 6s Plus, don't see a way I would want a 4" device again. Of cause I understand the different needs we have a people. Sent from the iMore App
  • If this device truly does exist, isn't too crippled (meaning at least close to the 6s in performance and features), and has decent battery life, I might actually get one for my mom. She's still rocking an iPhone 5 and didn't like the size of the 6. As for me, I'm still on the 6 and will probably just wait for the 7, in the regular non-Plus size, because I'm not Lebron James.
  • iPad Air 3 sounds good but who cares about a little iPhone?, I'm looking forward to the iPhone 7 Plus this year. Sent from the iMore App
  • Can we get a better name than 5SE? Sent from the iMore App
  • I already have a 5c but I will be getting a 6s Plus next month, and don't plan on having another 4 inch iPhone, I think it's a bit unrealistic to expect the new 4 inch iPhone to have the specs of the 6s, but I'd expect it to have the specs of the 6, as for the iPad Air 3, it really needs to be close to the iPad Pro in performance and specs and include the Apple Pencil or something similar. Sent from the iMore App
  • Why a backward model when the new 7 model is coming soon? I don't get this one at all. Sent from the iMore App