The first Apple The hardware event of the year is just around the corner. Although Cupertino hasn’t confirmed anything yet, reports claim that Apple will hold a spring event on March 8. We’re expecting a new 5G-enabled iPhone SE, iPad Air 5, high-end Mac mini, and a redesigned 27-inch iMac at the event. This is one of Apple’s biggest shows of the year, and there’s always the chance of a surprise or two. This is what we expect Apple to announce during its first big event of the year.
iPhone SE 3
When the iPhone SE (2nd generation) was released in 2020, it was hailed as the perfect smartphone for the pandemic. Its affordable price of $399, coupled with the features it offered, fueled consumer interest in the iPhone SE at a time when buying a high-end smartphone was difficult for many people who were hit hard by the first wave. of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, two years later, it’s time for Apple to update the iPhone SE. Reports suggest that the third-generation iPhone SE will likely launch in the first half of 2022, with Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman expecting the announcement to be made during Apple’s spring event. The iPhone SE could feature an updated A15 Bionic, the same chipset that powers the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Apple is reportedly not changing the design of the iPhone SE, which means it will still have a 4.7-inch screen and an old-school form factor. That means the next iPhone SE will also feature thick bezels on the bottom and top, as well as a physical button. Rumors suggest that Apple will stick with an LCD screen for the iPhone SE 3, instead of using an OLED screen. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the iPhone SE 3 will include incremental upgrades like 5G support and a processor upgrade. However, a more advanced model of the iPhone SE will only be released in 2023.
ipad air 5
In addition to the new iPhone SE, Apple is expected to launch the next version of its popular iPad Air. The fifth-generation iPad Air will include an A15 Bionic chip, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide front-facing camera with Center Stage support, 5G support for cellular models, and Quad-LED True Tone flash. The iPad Air sits between the iPad mini and iPad Pro range. Since it’s a popular iPad in Apple’s tablet lineup, consumers will be interested in what Apple has lined up for its latest version. The current ipad airretailing for $599, it has a new look and tiny bezels, a Touch ID inside the power button on the top of the tablet, USB-C connectivity, and much more.
Redesigned 27-inch iMac
A spring event would also mark the debut of the new Macs. Apple could introduce a 27-inch iMac model, something that has been expected for a long time. The tech giant is rumored to be planning a new 27-inch iMac with a mini-LED display for release in the first half of 2022. The new 27-inch iMac will reportedly support ProMotion, enabling a faster refresh rate. Variable up to 120Hz for smoother content and scrolling. The all-in-one desktop will be aimed at professional users powered by the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, and may be branded iMacPro. The recent report from Bloomberg suggests that Apple will only introduce the iPhone SE and iPad Air at its spring event, with the 27-inch iMac likely to launch in mid-2022. The 27-inch iMac is expected to feature a design similar to the 24-inch iMac M1.
high end mac mini
Apple is also likely to introduce a new version of its Mac mini. There’s still debate about where the new Mac mini will sit in the product lineup: It could sit between the existing M1 Mac mini and the rumored 27-inch iMac. Interestingly, the next mini mac The model will be aimed at creative professional users, rather than average Mac users. The high-end Mac mini will have a completely new design and lots of ports. The device is expected to be powered by the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips.
M2 chip, refurbished MacBook Air
There’s also a good chance we’ll see a new generation of silicon from Apple alongside the new Macs at WWDC in June. According to some reports, Apple will keep the same 8 CPU cores as in the M1, but may add more GPU cores to improve the capabilities of the M2. Not forgetting that the M2 processor will be aimed at consumers rather than professional users. the updated MacBook Air it could be the first Mac to be powered by the M2 processor. The latest rumors indicate that the new MacBook Air will be heavily inspired by the colors of the M1 iMac. We got to see the MacBook Air available in fun colors. Elsewhere, we expect the most popular Mac laptop to have a flat-edged design, white bezels surrounding the screen, a mini-LED display, and plenty of ports.