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Apple's new 4-inch iPhone will come with an A9 processor

The iPad Air 3 will be powered by Apple's A9X chip, according to Bloomberg

As expected, Apple's new 4-inch iPhone will be powered by an A9 processor, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The report confirms 9to5Mac's reporting from last month on the phone currently dubbed the iPhone 5SE. The new iPhone is expected to resemble the outgoing iPhone 5S, alongside beefed up internals like NFC for Apple Pay, and Live Photos, but is not expected to have a 3D Touch display.

Bloomberg is also reporting that a new iPad — widely expected to be the iPad Air 3 — will come with Apple's A9X processor, which is currently only available in the iPad Pro. Alongside the processor upgrade, the iPad Air 3 will reportedly support the Apple Pencil, and feature the Smart Connector to support keyboards and other peripherals. Apple is expected to hold an event on March 15th to announce the products, and begin selling the devices on March 18th.