2016 Apple event confirmed on March 21

“Let us loop you in,” teases Apple.
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Apple has sent out press invitations for an event to be held on March 21 at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California. At the 2016 Apple March event the tech giant is widely expected to unveil a 9.7-inch iPad Pro and its most affordable entry-level 4-inch iPhone.

Apple's invitation reads, “Let us loop you in.”

According to prevailing rumours, Apple will unveil two of its most anticipated products of 2016 at the event on March 21 -- the smaller version of the hugely popular iPad Pro of 2015, and a 4-inch iPhone which is said to be similar to the iPhone 5s, the iPhone SE.

Earlier speculations had indicated that Apple would refresh its iPad Air lineup and launch a new iPad Air 3 in March. It is now believed that the iconic 12.9-inch iPad Pro will get a smaller sibling with 9.7-inch display.

Related: Apple may launch 9.7-inch iPad Pro instead of iPad Air 3 at March event

The smaller iPad Pro will come with similar specifications to its bigger version. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro sports an Apple A9X processor with 4GB of RAM. The smaller variant with 9.7-inch display is tipped to feature similar storage options, as well as support for Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil, same colour options and a 4-speaker design. 

The expected iPhone SE specs include Apple A9 chipset -- similar to what is found in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus smartphones -- 1 GB of RAM, two internal storage options of 16 GB and 64 GB, a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera and a larger battery of 1642 mAh capacity.

The 4-inch iPhone SE may support Apple Pay, as reported by CNET. However, the iPhone SE may not feature the revolutionary pressure-sensitive 3D Touch screen that is currently used on the iPhone 6s.