Apple has officially confirmed the much-rumoured March event. The company will host an event on 8 March called “Peek Performance” and it marks Apple’s first major stream for the year.
Of course, like all past Apple events, this one will also be hosted online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Apple has not hosted an in-person event since 2019. The 8 March event is expected to play host to a number of new announcements and reveals.
Most importantly, Apple is set to reveal a new iPhone SE 5G model, a revamped iPad Air and a range of superpowered Macbooks and Mac Mini.
The third-generation iPhone SE will look the same as the current model. Reports claim the design won’t change and Apple will still include Touch ID and a bezel display on the device. However, it will get an internal upgrade with an Apple A15 chip with 5G support. Insiders claim the third-generation iPhone SE will be Apple’s most affordable 5G device yet.
As for the iPad Air, this tablet will also skip out on the design changes in favour of a new internal faster chip and 5G support. Apple is expected to add a new camera setup to the iPad Air. One that supports Center Stage.
Lastly, the Mac announcements are expected to include a new M2 chip – a successor to the M1. Apple will supposedly announce either a new entry-level Macbook with these chips or a Mac Mini. Both devices could also debut at the show. The M1 chip reportedly features the same 8-Core CPU as the M1 but improves the GPU performance.
You can watch the Apple March event next week. The stream is live on Apple TV devices, Apple TV App as well as on Safari. You can also watch it on YouTube below. The show kicks off at 19:00 SAT or 10 am PT.