Up until recently it wasn't even clear if Apple would refresh its 9.7-inch iPad lineup, but numerous leaks, analysts predictions and a recent report by 9to5Mac all seem to indicate that the iPhone-maker will announce an iPad Air 3 in March. In short, the cosmetic value of the upcoming Apple Watch will definitely be given an upgrade and as much as Apple's design team meticulously adds up intricate details to the final product, the upcoming wearable is also expected to pack a lot of functionality as well.
Rumors have the iPhone 5SE costing around the same price as the iPhone 5s, which is a pricing strategy to once again create a category of iPhones you can get for "free" with a two-year contract.
A new report from prolific Apple rumor distributor Mark Gurman at 9to5 Mac says Apple will hold its next event on March 15.
However, Apple hasn't forgotten about the iPad Air series, and it appears that the company will release the iPad Air 3 at some point this year after skipping a release in 2015, marking the first year that a new iPad hasn't been released. Paczkowski's sources have reliably predicted the dates of multiple iPhone and iPad events in the past, and 9to5Mac's sources have also pegged March 15th as the event date. Some have the relatively new A8 and M8 chips but more importantly some prototypes will be carrying the A9 and M9 chips powering the cutting edge iPhone 6s. New bands and software for the Apple Watch are likely as well.
One more thing... six weeks until Apple unveils a swag of new products.
The Apple Watch will not get a formal new model, Gurman previously reported, but it will get a new set of bands.
Apple's reintroduction of an iPhone with a 4-inch screen has always been rumored. An enhanced version of the iPhone 5s, the 5se will offer users some of Apple's next-gen technology in a 4-inch form factor. Apple may introduce them until autumn.
And rounding out Apple's media event will likely be some minor updates to the Apple Watch.
It has been a while since Apple updated its iPad Air line up of tablets, with the iPad Air 2 over a year old since its release in October 2014. However, a second-generation Apple Watch unit will be revealed in September.