The iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 go on sale March 18th -- but you won't be able to pre-order them

Apple to Release Smaller, Cheaper iPhone to Help Sales
Apple to Release Smaller, Cheaper iPhone to Help Sales

According to 9to5 Mac the new iPhone 5SE and iPad Air 3 will be released simultaneously on March 18th, three days after Apple unveils them. This is unlike Apple's usual strategy, which is to put 10 days between a product's announcement and release, giving people time to preorder them.

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The iPhone 5SE will reportedly pack Apple's latest processor, the A9, and the M9 motion co-processor. This means the phone will have all the same features as its bigger-sized brothers the 6s and 6s plus; including the ability to take Live Photos and have always on "Hey Siri" functionality.

The forthcoming iPad Air 3 appears to follow a similar path, sporting some of the features and design perks of the larger, more powerful iPad Pro. Chief among these updates are the same 4-grill speaker system, and the inclusion of the "Smart Connector" port, which delivers both data and power to accessories that use it.

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