Apple to announce new products

Cory Thaxton

Apple has finally set the date for its first big event of 2016.

Sources in position to know told BuzzFeed News the company has chosen March 15 as the date it will show off a handful of new products.

Among the devices Apple plans to unveil are the next generation version of the iPad Air and a new smaller iPhone.

Approximately the same size as the iPhone 5s, this smaller iPhone will feature a 4-inch display and a faster chip.

Also on board: Support for Apple Pay, the company’s mobile payment service.

A selection of new Apple Watch bands is also expected.

Sources say the event will be a smaller affair than Apple’s last one, which was held at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

Presumably that means it will occur at Apple’s Town Hall in Cupertino, the company’s preferred location for announcements like these.