Apple iPhone SE and iPad Air 3 event: liveblog

The day has come: Apple has invented a time-machine and will take us back a few years back in time when tiny, 4-inch phones were all the rage by announcing the new iPhone SE (allegedly, short for Special Edition).

Rumors agree that the new iPhone SE will be a 4 incher that will look almost exactly like the iPhone 5s, but on the inside it will come packed with iPhone 6s-grade components: the new Apple A9 system chip, the new 12-megapixel camera capable of recording 4K video and an NFC chip allowing support for Apple Pay.

The iPhone SE, however, will not be the only new thing at Apple's event: the company is also expected to lift the cover off its new 9.7" iPad that will take clues from the iPad Pro and should add support for Apple Pen, along with an improved camera (don't ask us why one needs a camera on a tablet at all).

Also expected are:

  • new Apple Watch bands
  • iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2, OS X 11.11.4, tvOS 9.2
Apple being Apple, expect a few surprises and a brilliantly orchestrated and choreographed event. We will be liveblogging starting 10am PT | 1pm ET today, on March 21st. Tune in!



1. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Would be nice if the iPhone 7 shared the iPhone 5 design (and depth) too!

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Apple will no doubt make another great product.

12. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

Any products are great with less restricted features. Every oems strives and adds technology on thier device, and here's Apple taking away features away and making them function smooth free, and getting away with highend price on a midrange products.

2. nateatlarge

Posts: 30; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Phonearena, i think you mean OS X 10.11.4 and not OS X 11.11.4

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I hope Apple delivers, 2 GB of ram and you have a hit Apple! I know a lot of people using 5 and 5S, they will be more than happy to jump on SE ship

4. aegislash

Posts: 1497; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Exactly! Both of my parents still rock 5S' because they don't like the size of the 6/6S devices. So this will probably be the device they've been waiting for.

6. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

But the design is like inferior compared to iPhone 5S. The SE might not appeal to those who use their iPhone for style or show-off.

10. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

To be cool and stylish you must be seen with Apple products. Suddenly for the past 20 years Apple failed at every products they made. How become suddenly in 2007 and onwards they went so big. It's called R&D. They paid so many people to make thier products hype. Even lining up and camping in stores, we're paid by Apple. Just to create the perfect hype.

18. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

They look the same...

5. aasifmaqsood

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

iPhone Mini, anybody?

8. aasifmaqsood

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

watch at ustream . tv/ltktv

13. ZeeNasir

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 25, 2012


9. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

I like the size of the "new" iPhone but the design should have followed the IPhone 6s design! No new Apple Watch :(

14. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Really? 16gb with 4k video recording... It's obsolete out of the box... Why not just offer 32gb? Oh wait. So people are forced to buy the $100 64gb instead of spending a couple of cents more.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31063; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wowww! Where did you come up with such an original comment?

15. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Well! I'm selling my iPad pro then!

17. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

AWW come on Apple just because you got rid of 16gb and added 32gb doesn't mean you're suppose to get rid of 64gb smh.

19. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Virtual reality????

20. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Nope just the new campus. Dammit

21. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Well....that was laughable, even a five year old pc can outperform an ipad pro even the new one without any worries, because pc's are upgradable, so yeah, no, why anyone would move from a fully open os, to a limiting os to replace it is only going to be done by those that believe in the marketing.

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