By Jim Karpen
Rumors about Apple's forthcoming March event are rampant, with the biggest news being related to the 9.7-inch iPad that everyone is expecting. According to 9To5Mac, it will not be an iPad Air 3 but instead will be a smaller version of the iPad Pro. It will reportedly be virtually identical to the larger iPad in every way except for size. That includes features such as quad stereo speakers, the Smart Connector, and the A9x chip. 9To5Mac usually has pretty solid information, so this rumor is indeed credible. They say that it's likely that the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard will also be available for this new iPad.