According to some unnamed sources, the upcoming iPhone 5se and the iPad Air 3 will both become available from Apple, online and in stores, on March 18.
If true, it means that Apple is planning a release of the two models very close to the much-rumored announcement date of March 15. The two events will thus occur during the same week, with the introduction on a Tuesday and the start of sales on Friday. While the company’s plans could still change, the sources for this leak claim there will be no pre-order period for the two new devices.
The iPhone 5se will look like the iPhone 5s from 2013, but it will come with the A9 chipset, NFC and Apple Pay support, always-on Siri activation, as well as the iPhone 6’s camera. The iPad Air 3 is set to borrow many features from the bigger iPad Pro, such as the Smart Connector, Apple Pencil support, and four speakers. Its main camera may include a LED flash for the first time on an Apple tablet.