New iPad Pros, red iPhone 7 models, and a 128 GB iPhone SE could be announced in March

New iPad Pros, red iPhone 7 models, and a 128 GB iPhone SE could be announced in March
Apple is reportedly preparing a pretty big event for next month (March), when it may announce no less than 4 new iPad models, in addition to a new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus color version, and a new iPhone SE storage option.

Back in November, we heard that Apple was planning to introduce 9.7-inch, 10.9-inch, and 12.9-inch next-gen iPad Pro tablets this March. Now, Japanese blog MacOtakara (known for frequently being right about upcoming Apple products) claims that we'll also see a 7.9-inch versions of the iPad Pro, while the 10.9-inch model may actually be a 10.5-inch one. Interestingly, this alleged 10.5-inch iPad Pro is expected to sport an edge-to-edge display, but it may not be released before May - while the other three new tablets should be available in March.

Being iPad Pros, all four upcoming models will almost surely feature support for the Apple Pencil stylus. With current iPads, the Apple Pencil is offered as a separate accessory costing $99.99, and we assume this won't change once the new iPad Pro series hits shelves.

Tablets aside, it's said that Apple will unveil red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus variants in March. Moreover, the company might announce a 128 GB option for the iPhone SE (currently available only in 16 GB and 64 GB flavors).

The exact date of Apple's March event hasn't been revealed, but we'll likely hear more on this in the near future.

P.S.: What you're seeing above is (obviously) not a red iPhone 7 Plus, but a silver model with a red case on.

FEATURED VIDEO

38 Comments

1. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Awesome. Red isn't my thing, but a lot of people cling to that color. The tablets sound pretty sweet too. The SE is a steal right now, as Android OEMs continue to give the middle finger to anyone wanting a small flagship, and the extra storage will be useful to those who crave it. Sounds like a pretty decent refresh. (Inb4 obligatory "But the SE is so tiny no one wants that..." dumbasses show up. Just because you're insecure about OTHER aspects of your masculinity, doesn't mean everyone else is. Some people PREFER smaller phones.)

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No one wants tiny phones. The SE was only selling because of the significant price drop on them. Because they are $200+ cheaper than buying the Plus model. Also, I believe other OEM's make small phones, just not for the US market, because no one in the US market wants small cheap phones. Why spend $400 for a 4" when you can have a 4.7" or 5" for less and with better up to date hardware? Why pay $400 for 720p when you can have 1080p for the same price or less? The SE is Apple's solution for those who want an iPhone, but can't afford a pricier option.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31531; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

"Why spend $400 for a 4" when you can have a 4.7" or 5" for less and with better up to date hardware?" because they want that size dude. That was dumb man, and you totally missed his point. You should cease attacking everyone's post, that's Apple related, and just chill. It's all about choice, don't you f**king get it?

14. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

He doesn't get it. My daughter chose the SE over the iPhone 6s. She likes the smaller phone. It's that simple.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31531; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My niece is the same way. Her mom and I got her a phone of her choice for graduation, and that's what she picked. She could gotten any one she wanted, but chose the smallest. She's a small girl, and has tiny hands. She simply choose what suites her best. I don't understand why he doesn't see that. I think he does, but just has a massive woody for Apple, so any chance he gets to act up, he takes advantage of it.

27. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Your choice is wrong. Its about value for money. Why and who uses a 4inch phone? Silly fool. You need to chill.

30. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Techie, if this guy is agreeing with you, it's probably a good idea to abandon your opinion. Him at your side is the equivalent of having a Dullahan throw blood at you imo.....can't be a good sign.

13. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Asshats like you are the parasitic worms of the Android community. What did I JUST tell you not to do? "No one wants a tiny phone." Sigh......they've sold 25 million of the damn things. 25 million isn't NOTHING. But whatever, not like you of all people will listen to reason no matter what I say.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31531; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He seems to have tech knowledge, but insists on wasting it being a jackass.

23. AlikMalix unregistered

I would have bought the SE over the 6s if I knew it was going to come out when it was time to upgrade. I still love the form and design of my 5s - but I want/need Apple Pay.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31531; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I've been waiting for a red iPhone, maybe we'll see one soon.

35. techbuttcheex

Posts: 205; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

The SE is a $450 phone in a design that's 3 years old, and a processor that's over 1 year old. For $200 more you get the newest iPhone with a much nicer display and only slightly larger body.

37. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That "three year old processor" is still faster than every Android processor in existence. Don't play coy, you know this already. And what the s**t are you gonna do with that "nicer display", stare at it? Most people aren't trying to make their phones into movie centers lol.

2. Stranger

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

I'm actually more excited about the newer A series processor that will be powering the new pros :)

4. mikehunta727 unregistered

Same, it's gonna be a absolute monster

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They usually don't announce that until the iPhone later this year.

6. mikehunta727 unregistered

What are you talking about? Apple always introduces a new SoC in their next iPad(AX# name) It will be the A11X or A10X, most likely A10X.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31531; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

As much as he trolls Apple, you d think he'd know that.

28. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

As much as you troll others , you'd think hed know that. Its you'd, not you d. Learn English properly you police grammar....

29. mikehunta727 unregistered

Awww you want some attention, don't ya

31. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Shut up kid...

33. mikehunta727 unregistered

"WAHH SHUT UP KID WAHH"

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 31531; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

In the worst way this is his 40th account.

3. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

A pro mini. Hmmm?

8. norbie.k

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

what about macbook? any chance to see a new mac?

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31531; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

A red 7 Plus would look so damn tight. My matte black looks gorgeous as is, but red...mannnnn.

19. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

My dream would be matte black with red and gun metal accents (like for the antenna lines). Next would be metallic indigo blue with matte black accents.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31531; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I can see that looking pretty sweet.

17. libra89

Posts: 2312; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah red would be cool! We'll see if these rumors come to light or not...

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31531; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Jet red (shiny), or matte red? I'd like a matte red myself. Those colors would undoubtedly launch with the 2017 new lineup. I'm getting kinda hyped for what Apple does this year. WWDC should be quite interesting.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.