It's official folks: Apple's long-anticipated March media event finally has a date and a time. Earlier today, Apple began sending out invitations to the event, now set to take place on Monday, March 21 at the company's Town Hall auditorium in Cupertino. The festivities will begin at 9 a.m. Pacific Time and will likely be captained by Tim Cook.
The tagline for the upcoming event, as you can see above, is "Let us loop you in." More than likely, this is a sly reference to some new Apple Watch bands the company is planning to introduce later this month. In particular, there have been rumblings that Apple will showcase a new Space Black version of its popular MIlanese Loop band.
But that aside, there's no question that the main event for this month's event will be the iPhone SE, the first advanced 4-inch smartphone from Apple since the iPhone 5s. For users who prefer a smaller form factor, the iPhone SE is long overdue. In fact, the only 4-inch iPhone currently available from Apple - the iPhone 5s - is about 2.5 years old at this point.
Thankfully, the wait for the iPhone SE appears to be worth it. Per the rumor mill, the device will reportedly come packed with a number of high-end components, including an A9 processor, an NFC chip, and a much-improved 12 megapixel rear facing camera.
Also on the docket for the event will be a 9.7-inch version of the iPad Pro. Early reports suggest that this new tablet will feature a 4K display, 4GB of RAM, LED flash on the rear, improved stereo speakers, and support for the relatively new Apple Pencil.