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Here's the official date of Apple's next big event

Here's the official date of Apple's next big event
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The late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has left many lasting legacies. He's credited with reinventing the cellphone with iPhone and convincing people that computer tablets weren't only practical but cool.

Another lasting legacy is the product rollout as a full-scale production. For instance, last September Apple CEO Tim Cook (photo above) and other executives spent a day introducing the world to its newest, shiniest, coolest devices.

That included the iPhone 6s, and its 3D Touch and Live Photos, and Apple's biggest tablet, the iPad Pro. Like that event, Apple's upcoming March event has been preceded with a lot of speculation about which new devices Apple will roll out, and when.

The when, as it turns out, is March 15. Multiple sources are saying that's the day Apple will introduce a new iPhone and a new iPad.

Note: Of course, keep reading Happening Now for updates and day-of coverage.

We've been telling you for a while that Apple would roll out a new iPhone that's smaller than the iPhone 6s, and is more comparable in size to the iPhone 5s. Based on what manufacturers are saying, it'll use the A9 microprocessor used in the iPhone 6s

It'll have will have the 6s's rounded metal casing, and it'll use near-field communication (NFC) radio signals, so you can make payments with its Apple Pay digital wallet. However, it's likely the 4-inch iPhone will use the cameras found in the iPhone 5s.

Apple is also expected to unveil its first new iPad Air since 2014. Among the iPad Air 3's upgrades will be a rear-facing camera with a flash, and improved speakers.

Apple may also introduce upgrades to some other products. For instance, look for tweaks to its Apple Watch.

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Source: Fast Company
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