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Apple expected to unveil new products this month

tech Updated: Mar 14, 2017 11:42 IST
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Apple is expected to host an event where it will unveil the new iPad Pro lineup, a larger iPhone SE model with 128GB storage and new Apple Watch bands(REUTERS File Photo)

US tech giant Apple is expected to host an event where it will unveil the new iPad Pro lineup, a larger iPhone SE model with 128GB storage and new Apple Watch bands.

“Rumours widely suggest at least a trio of new iPad Pro models will be unveiled as early as this month, including an all-new 10.5-inch model with slimmer bezels and updated 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch versions,” tech website macrumors.com reported on Tuesday.

The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro will not include Home button and is also rumored to have a higher-resolution display and quad microphones.

The updated 12.9-inch iPad Pro is expected to feature a 12MP rear camera and True Tone display using advanced four-channel ambient light sensors to automatically adapt the colour and intensity of the display to match the light in the surrounding environment.

Apple is also said to be launching a 5.8-inch iPhone 8 with an OLED display, that may be called ‘iPhone X’, along with two other devices -- an updated iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (with brand names as iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus).

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The company is also planning to introduce a new connector type for accessories of the iPhone, iPad and other devices through its official Made-for-iPhone (MFi) licensing programme.

Called the ‘Ultra Accessory Connector’ (UAC), the eight-pin connector is slightly thinner than a USB-C and about half as wide as both USB-C and Lightning connectors.