So much for an Apple event this month. It appears more likely the company will surprise everyone with refreshed products hitting the Apple Store as early as tomorrow. In fact, the official System Status page declares that the Apple Online Store will be down for maintenance overnight. According to the announcement the store "will be updated and unavailable during this time." Apple has taken the store offline during previous product launches, so what might be in the works this time?
Hot on the heels of Apple's WWDC17 announcement comes another media event purportedly scheduled for March. According to Mac Otakara, Apple will host the upcoming event to showcase new iPads as well as several other products coming soon. The March announcements will likely take place at Apple's new "spaceship" campus, which is nearing completion in Cupertino.
As expected, Apple has released a little brother to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Essentially, the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is just a successor to the iPad Air 2, but support for the Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard accessory seem to have pushed Apple to calling it an iPad Pro. However, if you are in the market for a new iPad, there are some key differences between the two "Pro" iPads you should be aware of.
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) opened the week at $101.90 and continued its climb, peaking midday Thursday at $106.34. After slipping on Friday, Apple stock closed the week at $105.92 for a gain of $4.02 (+3.95%) over the five-day period. There is much anticipation for new product releases at today's media event, especially for the iPhone SE. This update to Apple's 4-inch iPhone is expected to boost iPhone sales around the globe. More headlines in the world of AAPL follow below.
New week, new jailbreak tool. Pangu has actually released a fresh jailbreak, however it's only for iOS 9.1 devices. This fact may have tempered the initial excitement but to make up for it, Apple has confirmed its March 21 special media event. The company has many special announcements up its sleeve for that week, including updated hardware and several firmware releases for existing devices. Here are some news highlights from the past week.