A new report from Japanese website Mac Otakara indicates Apple will hold a March media event. The event will debut a new iPad Pro lineup, a 128GB iPhone SE, and a red color option for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
New iPad Pro Lineup
The report claims Apple will unveil an all new iPad Pro lineup, which will include 7.9-inch, 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch, and 12.9-inch models. Mac Otakara says its sources claim the Cupertino firm will replace the iPad mini 4 with a new 7.9-inch Pro model. The 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch models will replace the current iPad Pro models of the same size, while the 10.5-inch Pro will be an all-new model featuring an edge-to-edge display sans Home button.
The blog says the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro will have the same overall footprint as the current 9.7-inch model, thanks to its edge-to-edge design. Meanwhile, the flagship 12.9-inch tablet will boast a 12-megapixel rear camera and a True Tone display, much like the current 9.7-inch model.
The 7.9-inch model is said to feature a Smart Connector, True Tone display, four speakers, and a 12-megapixel backside shooter with True Tone flash. All three new iPad Pro models are also said to be equipped with quad microphones and will retain the 3.5mm headphone jacks.
128GB iPhone SE, Red iPhone 7
Mac Otakara also claims Apple will debut a 128GB storage option for the iPhone SE, and a new red color option for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The publication had previously claimed the new color option would be available for the “iPhone 7s” and “iPhone 7s Plus” in the fall.
New Apple Watch bands are also reportedly on the agenda for the March media event. The report also claims the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro model will not hit shelves until May.