The new iPad Pro is said to have nearly the same features and specs as the larger model with an A9X processor and additional RAM. It's also said to support the Apple Pencil.
We previously reported that the new 9.7-inch iPad model will include a Smart Connector, and now we have learned that Apple is preparing a smaller version of its Smart Keyboard cover attachment for the new model, and it likely will be ready for March. Like the 12.9-inch models, quad stereo speakers will be part of the hardware. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro is also expected to come in the same colors and storage capacities as the larger iPad Pro, but the pricing will be closer in line with the iPad Air models it will succeed.
It's believed that Apple may discontinue the iPad Air (1st gen) and iPad mini 2 upon launching the new iPad Pro.
Apple is also expected to unveil a 4-inch iPhone 5se at the same event. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.