Apple is anticipated to hold its first event next month, with official invitations widely expected to be sent tomorrow: March 1st, 2022 (if reports turn out to be correct).
Earlier this month, Mark Gurman of Bloomberg – reliable Apple analyst and reporter – stated in his Power On newsletter that the Cupertino-based tech giant will hold an event “this spring” likely in early March. He later reiterated his claims and noted that the likely date is March 8th, 2022. While invites traditionally get sent a week prior, this makes tomorrow a likely date.
According to reports, the Cupertino-based giant will mainly announce three new products:
- iPhone SE 3
- 2022 iPad Air 5
- An entry-level MacBook Pro
The iPhone SE 3 is likely to feature the same design as the second-gen iPhone SE while upgrading the performance by housing the A15 Bionic chip – found on the iPhone 13 lineup – as well as adding 5G connectivity.
Apple considered refreshing the design of the upcoming device. However, newer reports claim that the new design is being pushed further and delayed to 2024 due to the chip shortage.
The iPad Air 5 will be set to sport the same specs in addition to Center Stage, a 12MP ultra-wide front camera, and Quad-LED True Tone. This update to the iPad will make sure that the Air lineup will be up to date with the latest trends and features found on smaller models like the iPad mini 6.
Earlier this month, it was reported that the two devices were imported to India for internal testing purposes ahead of the expected event. While Foxconn reopened its iPhone manufacturing facility in India on January 12.
The Mac lineup will also get updated with a new entry-level model of the MacBook Pro. The new product will have the same design as the 2020 model while upgrading the performance with the unannounced M2 chip; eliminating the Touch bar; and no support to the many features of the latest M1 Pro and M1 Max models such as ProMotion, mini-LED, and the new Magic Keyboard.
Two weeks ago ahead of the anticipated event, Apple filed three unreleased Mac machines in the Eurasian Economic Commission’s (EEC) database. The three products are shown to be all running macOS Monterey with no more specific details.
I am so exited to see the invites tomorrow