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Apple's Media Event to Be Held March 21, Not March 15


Re/code reports that the much anticipated Apple Media event will actually fall during the week of March 21st, not on March 15th, as originally rumored.
Or to put it another way, it’s not going to be on March 15, the time frame that other outlets previously reported, according to several sources. It is not clear if the event was moved or if this was the same timing as Apple had always planned.
Curiously, the delayed date was first floated by Korean site Underkg earlier this week.
The event, previously known to take place in March 15th, is pushed back a week to March 22nd if our source is correct. Apple allegedly have sent notifications to leave the schedule available from the 21st to 23rd, making us guess that the event will occur a week after the original known date.
The date change had been largely ignored at the time due to the unproven source of the rumor, but it appears that Re/code has confirmed the new date according to "several sources".

Besides the 4-inch iPhone SE, Apple is also expected to introduce a new 9.7" iPad (possibly dubbed as the iPad Pro), and new Apple Watch bands.

Update: According to BuzzFeed's John Paczkowski, Apple's media event will take place on Monday, March 21, likely at Apple's Town Hall in Cupertino. The event will be held one day before Apple is scheduled to stand off against the FBI in court.



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26 weeks ago
Boring.

Bring on the WWDC and the new MacBooks.
Rating: 42 Votes
26 weeks ago
So another iPad also dubbed as the iPad pro and also 9.7"?

Customer One: "Well I have the iPad Air 2, what do you have?"

Customer Two: "The iPad Pro."

Customer One: "But it looks exactly the same as mine, what's the difference?"

Customer Two: "You can purchase a $100 Apple Pen to use with it, and it costs $200 more than yours."
Rating: 38 Votes
26 weeks ago
Extra week, because FBI.
Rating: 23 Votes
26 weeks ago
We have some VERY exciting products to announce today!

iPhone SE: It's almost as good as the 6S, but smaller, with an older design!

iPad 3: It's almost as good as iPad Pro!

One Last Thing!

More Watch Bands! Also, we've updated the software so you can (buy and) wear multiple watches that do the same exact thing!

Can you imagine how disappointing this event will be if there is no Macs?
Rating: 17 Votes
26 weeks ago
The first event I haven't been that excited about
Rating: 14 Votes
26 weeks ago
Please, more watch faces. I want a square one, a weather one, and some more unique and less-plain-looking ones.
Rating: 13 Votes
26 weeks ago

Boring.

Bring on the WWDC and the new MacBooks.


Agreed!

I need a new MacBook Pro 13" with a Skylake CPU NOW!
Rating: 11 Votes
26 weeks ago

So another iPad also dubbed as the iPad pro and also 9.7"?

Customer One: "Well I have the iPad Air 2, what do you have?"

Customer Two: "The iPad Pro."

Customer One: "But it looks exactly the same as mine, what's the difference?"

Customer Two: "You can purchase a $100 Apple Pen to use with it, and it costs $200 more than yours."


Silly. It'll be called "The New iPad Pro"...
Rating: 10 Votes
26 weeks ago
And how is this any different than the past 3 'events'?
Thinner, faster iPad, iPhone something, Apple Music this or that, some accessory.

Meanwhile the Mac lineup rots on the vine.


Can't wait for the stock to skyrocket...
Rating: 9 Votes
26 weeks ago

We have some VERY exciting products to announce today!

iPhone SE: It's almost as good as the 6S, but smaller, with an older design!

iPad 3: It's almost as good as iPad Pro!

One Last Thing!

More Watch Bands! Also, we've updated the software so you can (buy and) wear multiple watches that do the same exact thing!

Can you imagine how disappointing this event will be if there is no Macs?



It depends if you were interested in a smaller iPhone. An updated 5S is *exactly what people have been asking for* in the small but vocal community who have no interest in a large smartphone.

You're painting the (potential) design similarity to the 5S as a bad thing, but it seems quite apparent (and it will be apparent to Apple to who have done the market research) that a 5S with modern internals is exactly what people want to buy.

If you're hankering after the iPhone 7 or a new Macbook Pro then this clearly isn't aimed at you. It's ok though, because not everything has to be about you.
Rating: 9 Votes

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