A series of Apple rumors surfaced this evening, potentially revealing the successor to Apple’s underwhelming iPhone 5c.
Apple’s next iPhone
The next iPhone will be called the iPhone 5se (perhaps short for “special edition”), a report from 9to5Mac claims. It is said to feature a four-inch screen — like the iPhone 5, 5s, and 5c — with “a design similar to 2013’s flagship but upgraded internals, software, and hardware features that blend the old design with modern technologies,” said 9to5Mac reporter Mark Gurman.
In short, Apple’s next iPhone may be an iPhone 6, stuffed inside the body of a modified iPhone 5s.
Mirroring a December report, 9to5Mac said Apple will unveil the lower-priced device during a media event in March.
Apple’s next Watch
The next major Apple Watch release isn’t expected until the fall, 9to5Mac said (contradicting earlier rumors), but a light refresh is apparently in the works for Apple’s March event. As 9to5 wrote [emphasis ours]:
Apple plans to announce new Apple Watch models in March. The new lineup will be similar to the September 2015 Apple Watch revision, bringing a series of new band color options to the Apple Watch lineup. We are also told that entirely new bands made out of new materials are in development in addition to partnerships with firms beyond Hermes.
Apple’s next iPad
The next iPad, purportedly the iPad Air 3, may also debut in March. 9to5Mac suggested that Apple is planning a spring release for the device, echoing an earlier prediction from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Apple has yet to publicly confirm the details above — and it surely won’t, if the tight-lipped company’s track record tells us anything. We’ve reached out for comment on the matter anyway.