Apple March event preview: presumed date, possible products

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Apple has long held an event in the spring of each year, and its New Year events have become a key part of its annual product release cycle.

We have no reason to believe 2022 will be any different. Last year, Apple unveiled its new iPad Pro M1 (2021), Apple TV 4K (2021), iMac with M1 and its AirTag as well as a new color iPhone 12.

So if Apple is having a spring event, when will it be? And what products will he announce? Here’s what we think we know so far.

Dated

Tim CookSource: Apple

The rumored date for the Apple Spring event is March 8, according to high-level insider Mark Gurman. Mark Gurman is the authority on Apple’s future plans, so if anyone knows when this event will take place before the official announcement, it will be him.

From February 4:

Rumors have been swirling around of a potential Apple event in the first quarter of 2022. According to a new report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, it could be happening very soon.

Gurman says Apple’s “spring” event date will likely be March 8, 2022, just over a month away.

“Apple Inc. is targeting a date on or around March 8 to unveil a new low-cost iPhone and updated iPad, according to people with knowledge of the matter, kicking off a potentially record year for launches. of products.”

The date makes perfect sense, Tuesday is Apple’s typical event day in any given week, and March is usually Apple’s month of choice.

But what about the expected products? As Gurman notes, two flagship offerings from Apple appear to be on the cards.

iPhoneSE

Hero Iphone Se 2020Source: iMore

According to Gurman, a new iPhone SE, Apple’s famous cheap iPhone and one of the best budget iPhones, is on the way. Rumors say we’ll get 5G capability for faster browsing and downloads, and a new processor, possibly the A15 from the iPhone 13.

We’re not expecting a major design overhaul from the iPhone SE, so expect it to retain Touch ID and the iPhone 8 chin/forehead design that the first phone was based on. Other possible upgrade areas are of course the phone camera and battery life.

ipad air

Gurman also notes that a new iPad is on the way, and while he doesn’t mention which model, we’ve already heard from other sources that it’s a new iPad Air which will also feature 5G and a new A15 processor. From January :

The Macotakara report cites supply chain sources as saying we should expect an Apple A15 chip to be part of the new tablet. 5G support is also expected, while an improved front camera should also enable Center State support.

By automatic translation:

According to reliable sources in China, it is possible that the iPad Air (5th generation) will be announced together with the iPhone SE (3rd generation) in the spring of 2022.

The iPad Air is not expected to get a new design after undergoing a massive redesign and a steep price increase in its latest update. Other rumored features are a new 12MP ultra-wide front camera, likely based on Center Stage in iPadOS 15.

Macbook Pro

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Not mentioned in Gurman’s initial report, but definitely a possibility is a new MacBook Pro.

According to a Digitimes report from February, Apple suppliers have been working during the Lunar New Year break in China in preparation for a new Macbook Pro that Apple plans to launch “early March.”

Mark Gurman previously noted that Apple plans to unveil a new, cheaper MacBook Pro that will feature Apple’s new M2 processor and no Touch Bar. While this may indicate a design similar to the MacBook Pro announced last year, the introduction of the M2 chip indicates that it will be a less powerful and hopefully cheaper Mac that will fit between the current MacBook Air and Pro.

Not long now

If Apple is planning to hold an event on the supposed date of March 8, we don’t have long to wait to find out exactly what Apple’s plans are. We also don’t have too much time to wait for event invites, as Apple usually notifies the public about its event about a week in advance.

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