Red iPhone 7 and Four New iPads Could Be Unveiled at Apple’s Upcoming Special Event

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The last bit of information we heard, regarding Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro refreshes, was that the new devices could end up being delayed until later on this year due to manufacturing issues. However, a new report that was published over the weekend by the popular Japanese blog, Macotokara, appears to suggest that not only will Apple’s refreshed iPad models be unveiled at a special event next month, but we could also see a number of other previously rumored product updates touch down alongside them.

4 New iPads

According to Macotokara, whose track record has been somewhat hit-or-miss, Apple will be unveiling a total of four iPad models at its special event in March, including refreshes to the company’s 7.9-, 9.7-, and 12.9-inch iPads, in addition to the highly-anticipated 10.5-inch model that’s been rumored to join the family of tablets this year. However the report goes on to suggest that the brand-new, 10.5-inch iPad will likely not launch until at least May — while the other three refreshes will supposedly be launched in March.

The report appears to fly in the face of previous rumors that had been suggesting that Cupertino’s iPad mini 4 could be the last of Apple’s pint-sized tablet — so if Macotokara’s report does turn out to be factual, then it would mean that Cupertino is currently preparing to launch upgrades to its entire line of existing iPad models, in addition to the all-new 10.5-inch variant, which many analysts are predicting will feature an edge-to-edge AMOLED display, sans the venerable Home button of the past.

Macotokara’s report alleges that the new 10.5-inch iPad will be built into a chassis not much larger than the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro, thanks in part to its 0.8-inch larger display, which will supposedly stretch from edge-to-edge of the device — leaving only a small bezel at the top, which will more than likely house a front-facing FaceTime camera and an array of sensors. Additionally, the report goes on to suggest that Apple’s behemoth 12.9-inch iPad Pro will feature a 12 MP camera and True Tone display technology, boasting the same, four-channel ambient light and color balancing technology as the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro. In a move that may indicate Apple is trying to “stabilize” its entire line of iPads with current features. The company’s 7.9-inch iPad mini is also rumored to feature a quad-speaker array, the same 12 MP camera, True Tone display, and a Smart Connector like the 9.7-inch iPad Pro before it.

These rumors would lend even more credence to previous reports, spearheaded by KGI Securities analyst, Ming Chi Kuo, who suggested that Apple would be releasing a trifecta of iPad upgrades this year, including refreshes to the 9.7-, 12.9-, and the all new 10.5-inch models. However Kuo, for his part, suggested that the iPad mini 4 would be the last miniature iPad ever released — a point that the Macotokara report pointedly disagrees on.

Red iPhone 7

Echoing the sentiments of its previous report, Macotokara also suggested that Apple could be releasing a Red-colored iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at the same March event; and that we could also be seeing an iPhone SE featuring 128 GB of built-in storage joining the ranks of Apple’s 16 GB and 64 GB options.

Last but not least, similar to last year’s March event that saw the release of Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad Pro, the iPhone SE, and a slew of Apple Watch bands, Cupertino will supposedly be releasing another round of Apple Watch bands this year, as well.

We currently have no word from Apple about this supposed March event, however, given that the company held a similar event at the same time last year — and, supposing the Macotokara report is even true, we should be hearing about it any day now. Stay tuned for an official announcement.

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[The information provided in this article has NOT been confirmed by Apple and may be speculation. Provided details may not be factual. Take all rumors, tech or otherwise, with a grain of salt.]

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