March 2016 Event

By MacRumors Staff

March 2016 Event Articles

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First Impressions Roundup: iPhone SE and 9.7" iPad Pro

Monday March 21, 2016 6:41 pm PDT by
Apple today provided members of the press with hands-on time using the iPhone SE and 9.7" iPad Pro, and first impressions of the new products are beginning to surface across the web. Below is a roundup of some of the more interesting observations and opinions about the new smartphone and tablet. iPhone SE The Verge said the iPhone SE "finally makes a small phone feel powerful," which is...

Apple Event Tidbits: USB 2 Transfer Speeds for 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 256GB Storage Option for 12.9-inch iPad Pro

Monday March 21, 2016 3:14 pm PDT by
At today's "Let Us Loop You In" event, Apple debuted the the 4-inch iPhone SE, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and new Apple Watch bands, plus released new software updates for iOS, OS X, tvOS, and watchOS 2.2. We've covered all of the main product announcements, but some smaller tidbits of information went largely unnoticed, including the launch of a new 256GB 12.9-inch iPad Pro, new iPhone and iPad...

Event Recap: Apple Announces iPhone SE, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, New Apple Watch Bands

Monday March 21, 2016 1:36 pm PDT by
With the conclusion of today's spring "Let Us Loop You In" event that saw the debut of the iPhone SE, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and new Apple Watch updates, Apple has posted the full 63-minute video event recap on its website, and a YouTube version should be coming in the near future. On YouTube, Apple has shared all of the videos that were shown during the event, including an overview of the...
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Hands-On With iPhone SE, 9.7" iPad Pro, and New Apple Watch Bands

Monday March 21, 2016 1:06 pm PDT by
Following today's Apple event that saw the 4-inch iPhone SE, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and new Apple Watch bands and pricing announced, members of the press have been invited for hands-on time with the new products. The new iPhone SE looks almost identical to the iPhone 5s, beyond the switch to matte-chamfered edges and a color-matched stainless steel Apple logo on the rear. The new 4-inch...
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Apple Offers Lightning to USB-C Cable for Fast-Charging 12.9-inch iPad Pro

Monday March 21, 2016 12:17 pm PDT by
Apple has introduced a Lightning to USB-C Cable to its online accessory store that lets users connect their iPhone, iPad, or iPod with Lightning connector to a computer’s USB-C port for syncing and charging. Significantly, the cable can be used with an Apple 29W USB-C Power Adapter to take advantage of the fast charging feature on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, but not the brand new 9.7-inch iPad...
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Apple Announces New 4-Inch iPhone SE Starting at $399

Monday March 21, 2016 11:06 am PDT by
Apple today announced the iPhone SE, a new 4-inch iPhone that boasts many of the same features as the company's larger iPhone 6s. The iPhone SE features the A9 chip and the same embedded M9 motion co-processor as Apple's flagship 4.7-inch phone, for double the CPU performance of the iPhone 5s, which was Apple's last 4-inch handset. The new phone also packs the same graphics capabilities of the ...

Apple Announces 9.7-Inch iPad Pro with Apple Pencil Support, True Tone Display

Monday March 21, 2016 10:55 am PDT by
Apple today announced a new iPad in the iPad Pro family, debuting the 9.7-inch iPad Pro with all of the features of the existing 12.9-inch iPad Pro, including the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard support. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro even has a few improved features over the 12.9-inch version, including a True Tone display and better rear and front-facing cameras. "iPad Pro is a new generation of iPad ...

Apple Announces iOS 9.3 is Launching Today [Updated]

Monday March 21, 2016 10:53 am PDT by
At its media event in Cupertino today, Apple announced that iOS 9.3 will begin to rollout as a free update to users worldwide today. As previously announced thanks to betas of the software, the update will bring new features to iOS, mainly centering around Night Shift. Updates to older apps like Apple News will see some small UI shifts to highlight breaking news stories, and the company...

Apple Announces Nylon Watch Bands, Drops Starting Apple Watch Price to $299

Monday March 21, 2016 10:34 am PDT by
At Apple's March 2016 event today in its Cupertino headquarters, the company announced a brand new band material for its Apple Watch: woven nylon. Apple also announced several new colors for other Apple Watch bands, including a black Milanese Loop. The Apple Watch will also see a price drop, with the Apple Watch Sport now starting at $299. The new woven nylon bands, which are the signature...

Apple Announces New Software Framework App Called 'CareKit'

Monday March 21, 2016 10:32 am PDT by
During today's "Let Us Loop You In" media event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, the company unveiled a new software framework called "CareKit" that will allow developers to build apps to "empower people to take on an active role in their care." iPhone apps that support the new framework will allow for users to easily track their symptoms and medication to help provide an overall wider view...
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Live Coverage of Apple's 'Let Us Loop You In' iPhone SE and 9.7" iPad Pro Event

Monday March 21, 2016 9:01 am PDT by
Apple's "Let Us Loop You In" event kicks off at 10:00 AM Pacific Time today, and we're expecting to see several product announcements including a new 4-inch "iPhone SE," an updated 9.7-inch iPad perhaps branded as an "iPad Pro," and a few updates for the Apple Watch line, although upgrades to the watch itself will not be coming today. We're also expecting to see a full set of operating system...
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Apple Store Goes Down Ahead of Today's 'Let Us Loop You In' Event

Monday March 21, 2016 4:05 am PDT by
Apple's online storefront has been taken offline this morning, less than six hours prior to the company's upcoming "Let Us Loop You In" media event at its Cupertino campus, where Tim Cook's executive team is expected to announce the new 4-inch iPhone SE, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and Apple Watch updates. Apple's special event starts at 10 a.m. Pacific, with a live stream (spoiler free) available on ...

Apple's March 2016 Media Event: Spoiler-Free Video Stream [Video Posted]

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:05 am PDT by
Apple's March 2016 media event will be kicking off at 10:00 AM Pacific on Monday, and as is tradition some MacRumors readers who can't follow the event live are interested in avoiding all of the announcements and waiting until Apple posts the recorded video of the event so as to experience it without already knowing the outcome. For those individuals, we've posted this news story, which...

What to Expect at Apple's 'Let Us Loop You In' Media Event

Friday March 18, 2016 12:00 pm PDT by
Apple will hold its first event of 2016 next Monday, and while it won't be as exciting as last year's event that saw the launch of the Apple Watch, Apple is planning to introduce several new products. Headlining the event will be the 4-inch iPhone SE, Apple's first 4-inch iPhone since 2013. Joining the iPhone SE will be a new 9.7-inch iPad, a range of new Apple Watch bands, and software...
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'Apple Events' Launches on Apple TV App Store Ahead of Monday's 'Let Us Loop You In' Event

Thursday March 17, 2016 4:25 am PDT by
Apple today released a new "Apple Events" app on the tvOS App Store, which will be used to live stream its upcoming "Let Us Loop You In" media event set to take place on March 21 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. This will be the first Apple Event live streamed since the fourth-generation Apple TV was released in October. Unlike on previous Apple TV models, the Apple Events app must be downloaded...

Apple Sends Invites for 'Let Us Loop You In' Media Event on March 21

Thursday March 10, 2016 8:04 am PST by
Apple today sent out invites for a media event that will be held on Monday, March 21 at the company's Town Hall auditorium located on its 1 Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino, California, reports BuzzFeed. As with most Apple media events, it will kick off at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Several products are expected to be showcased at the event, including the new 9.7-inch iPad, the 4-inch iPhone SE,...