Rumor round-up: no iPad Air 3 (a smaller iPad Pro) and no iPhone 5SE (just an iPhone SE)

Rumors surrounding Apple are flying hot and heavy over the past couple of days. Here are the big rumors making the rounds….

The iPad Air 3/9.7-inch iPad Pro and 4-inch iPhone were expected to be rolled out at a special Apple event around March 15. However, that event may have been delayed a week — until March 22. — Under KG

Apple has decided to drop the “5” from the upcoming 4-inch iPhone’s name and simply call it the “iPhone SE.” This will mark the first iPhone upgrade without a number in its name and would logically remove it from a yearly update cycle.— 9to5Mac

A improved Photos app in upcoming revs of iOS and OS X will gain new features putting it on par with the discontinued iPhoto app, as well as adding some Aperture-like features. — Mac Otakara

Apple Pay will debut in France by the end of the year, but with a gradual rollout starting with a handful of major banks. —

When asked about the long-rumored Apple Car at the company's annual shareholder's meeting today, CEO Tim Cook had this to say: “Do you remember when you were a kid, and Christmas Eve, it was so exciting, you weren't sure what was going to be downstairs? Well, it's going to be Christmas Eve for a while.” -- Business Insider