Apple is said to conduct a launch event on March 8, 2022. They are expecting a new iPhone SE with 5G, iPad Air 5, high-end Mac mini and a redesigned 27-inch iMac at the event. This is Apple’s one of the biggest shows of the year, and there’s always the potential for a surprise or two.
- When the iphone SE was launched in 2020, it was hailed as the perfect smartphone for the pandemic. Its affordable price of $399. The iPhone SE could feature an updated A15 Bionic, the same chipset that powers the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Apple won’t change the design of the iPhone SE, meaning it will still have a 4.7-inch screen and an old-school form factor. That means the next iPhone SE will also feature chunky bezels at the bottom and top as well as a physical button. Rumours point to Apple sticking with an LCD display for the iPhone SE 3, instead of using an OLED screen. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the iPhone SE 3 will include incremental upgrades like 5G support and processor update. A more advanced model of the iPhone SE, however, will only launch in 2023.
- 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 camera with Center Stage support, 5G support for cellular models, and Quad-LED True Tone flash. The iPad Air falls between the iPad mini and iPad Pro range. Given that it’s a popular iPad in Apple’s tablet lineup, consumers will be interested in what Apple has cooked up for its latest iteration.
- The tech giant has been rumoured 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 variable refresh rate 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 it is possible that it will be branded as the iMac Pro.
- Apple will also likely debut a new version of its Mac mini. There’s still debate as to where the new Mac mini will sit in the product lineup—it could sit between the existing M1 Mac mini and the rumoured 27-inch iMac.