Apple expected to announce budget iPhone, iPad Air 3 next month

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(Feb. 3, 2016) – Apple is set to unveil its new product line next month.

The new offerings will reportedly include a budget smartphone, the iPhone 5se. According to 9to5Mac, the company will also announce the iPad Air 3 and several accessories for the Apple Watch.

The iPhone 5se is expected to have a smaller, 4-inch screen more in line with previous versions of the phone. More recent iPhone offerings like the iPhone 6 (4.7 inches) and iPhone 6 Plus (5.5 inches) have boasted larger screens. The 5se will reportedly include a more powerful processor allowing for future firmware upgrades in addition to improvements with the camera and Apple Pay support.

The company’s iPad Air 3 will significantly revamp Apple’s signature tablet for the first time since the Air 2 launched in 2014. The new iPad may include a rear LED flash—a first for any iteration of the iPad—and is rumored to include a Smart Connector that could pave the way for the addition of a keyboard like the iPad Pro.

New Apple Watch accessories are rumored to include new bands in several different colors and designs.

Apple is expected to announce the new products on Tuesday, March 15.

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