Apple planning product launch on March 21

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has announced its next product launch event will be on March 21.

The tech giant provided no details, in keeping with its usual effort to build anticipation before it announces new products. An invitation sent to reporters said only "Let us loop you in." Apple's headquarters is located on Infinite Loop Road in Cupertino, California.

Analysts and tech blogs are anticipating a new, 4-inch iPhone, a smaller iPad Pro and new bands for the Apple Watch. A 4-inch iPhone would be a step down from the larger-size models that Apple has introduced in recent years, but analysts say it may appeal to consumers who want a lower-priced phone or who find the bigger models unwieldy.