Apple event expected on 21st March

On 21st March Apple is expected to host an event to unveil a new iPhone ‘5SE’ in a long-awaited update for its elderly 5C budget phone. The new phone is expected to feature similar hardware to the iPhone 6S in a 4″ body, including an A9 processor, a motion coprocessor and support for Live Photos. Indeed the only feature that may be missing is 3D Touch, which arguably has failed to catch users’ imagination anyway. It could be quite a tempting offer.

At the event Apple is also expected to include some updates to its iPad line. The current 12.9″ iPad Pro could be offered in a new 9.7″ version, similar to the way Apple offers both the 13″ and 15″ MacBook Pro.

It’s possible that Apple might update the Watch in some way, although it’s unlikely to amount to anything more than new watch straps.

For many the highlight will be the timing announcement of iOS 9.3 which is almost certainly going to be released shortly after the event.