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iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 to hit markets on March 18

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A new report alleges that Apple is going to begin selling the 4-inch iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 just days after the two get unveiled. Sources assert the brand will not be putting the devices up for pre-order. However, this plan is not set in stone and could still be altered by the company.

According to the rumored timeline, the launch event for the iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 is set to take place on March 15. It will be followed by the gadgets’ release through offline and online outlets on March 18. If accurate, this new plan marks a change in strategy for Apple.

Apple usually debuts a product at an event, makes it available for pre-order and then releases it after about one or two weeks. As per 9to5Mac, the company had apparently started manufacturing the iPhone 5se back in January. The brand is yet to officially confirm anything about the upcoming handset.

A recent rumor had claimed that the iPhone 5se would be sold in a pink color along with space grey and silver. The pink shade is likely going to be deeper than the rose gold tint which is sported by the current iPhone 6S lineup. The handset is supposedly being aimed towards people who want upgraded specs but are unwilling to go beyond a 4-inch screen size.

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The iPad Air 3 has a lot of expectations riding on it, given it’s the first new addition to the series since October 2014. Earlier reports had hinted at a 9.7-inch display which may output its visuals in a 4K resolution. The tablet might further come packed with Apple Pencil support, 4GB of RAM, more speakers, a LED flash unit on its rear surface and a better battery life.

The launch event for the iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 on March 15 may also see the unveiling of new Apple Watch bands such as the Space Black Milanese Loop and nylon bands. We’ll keep you updated as and when the 3 devices are officially confirmed.