IPhone 5se & iPad 3 set to arrive in stores on March 18


While rumors of Apple holding a special media event in mid-March were already well known, this is the first time we've seen information regarding an alleged release date for Apple's new iPhone and iPad Air. In addition to this, the report also says that both the iPhone 5se and the iPad Air 3 will reportedly be available in both online and retail stores of the company as early as March 18.

Apple is on target to introduce its next iPhone and iPad models on March 15, and aims to start selling the devices in the same week, technology blog 9to5Mac reported, citing sources.

On the software side, it will come with hands-free Siri commands and support for Live Photos, a feature that is similarly found on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

Apple has been spreading out its orders to different ODM- and EMS companies.

The date bug affects iPhones, iPads and iPod touches with 64-bit processors running iOS 8 or iOS 9, including the iPhone 5S onwards, the iPad Air, iPad mini 2 or the 2015 sixth-generation iPod touch or newer.

Long rumoured to be titled the iPhone 6c, the iPhone 5se is expected to offer a string of updated internal features inside a design which looks similar to 2013's iPhone 5s. Apple was reportedly on track to launch these new products during the week of March 14th.

Additionally, the Air 3 is said to include a Smart Connector and will support Apple accessories, such as the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard.

Though still unconfirmed, it is believed that the latest 9.7-inch iOS tablet will come with its own version of the A9 processor and a better rear-facing camera that may come with a flash.

Word is that the all-new iPad Air 3 will also be shown off too, before going on sale alongside the new 4-inch iPhone. Based on the report, this will ensure all notifications on a user's iPhone are played at an appropriate volume using the Apple Watch's ambient audio samples. More so, it will be the pricing that will be the deciding factor for the success of the iPhone 5se.