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Apple reportedly sets date to unveil new iPhone, iPad

Apple may have set a date for its next round of product announcements.

According to the tech blog 9to5Mac, the event, which was set for March 15, was later shifted to March 21, although the exact date could still change and Apple has not confirmed any plans.

Apple is widely expected to unveil a new, possibly smaller version of the iPhone, an updated iPad Air, and new software and band options for the Apple Watch.

"The media event would be Apple's first since September, and much like the fall event, is planned to touch on three major product categories for the company," 9to5Mac reported.

The anticipated iPhone model, reportedly dubbed the iPhone 5se, may mark a return to the 4-inch screen size last seen on the iPhone 5s, but with upgraded features like those in the iPhone 6s, such as an A9 chip, better cameras, support for taking animated Live Photos, and an NFC chip for Apple Pay.

Apple is also expected to unveil a new iPad model: the Air 3. According to 9to5Mac, the new iPad will include a number of iPad Pro features such as improved speakers and a Smart Connector for connecting to a keyboard.

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