Apple will be holding its March 21 keynote later today and there are several things we are likely to see, ranging from hardware to software.
1. The iPhone SE
The iPhone Special Edition, a.k.a. iPhone 6c has been one of the main rumoured devices. It’ll bring the best of both worlds with up-to-date specs in a smaller form factor. Rumours have suggested it will be a very similar design to the 5s, so a 4-inch screen.
However, it’ll have a 12MP camera with 4K video, A9 and M9 chips like on the current 6s. It’s also reported to have support for Live Photos but not 3D Touch.
2. 9.7-inch iPad Pro
When Apple announced the iPad Pro back in September, the huge 12.9-inch screen might have dissuaded potential buyers. So there have been rumours that the company could offer the familiar screen size of 9.7-inches.
This Pro would have the design of the iPad Air 2 but an A9X processor, upgraded RAM, support for the Apple Pencil and Apple Keyboard and 12MP camera with 4K video. A new Smart Keyboard will be released with this device to suit its smaller size.
3. New Watch Bands
We’re expecting an update to the Apple Watch later this year but there’s set to be new bands for the current watch at this keynote. These include a black version of the Milanese Loop, which reportedly was supposed to be released last November but couldn’t be due to manufacturing issues.
There could also be more partnerships announced, like the one with Hermes.
4. iOS 9.3
Developers currently have the sixth beta of iOS 9.3 and we could see an announcement of this version today. It addresses the 1970 bug and also offers several new features including a Night Shift mode. It automatically changes the colour temperature of your screen to help with your sleep if you were using your device before bed.
5. WatchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2
There could also be updates to the software on the Apple Watch and Apple TV. Watch 2.2 offers updates to the Maps application including shortcuts to navigating home or to work and you can also pair multiple watches to one iPhone.
TVOS 9.2 brings support for Bluetooth Keyboards, dictation support for usernames and passwords and also Siri can search App Store apps.