Bloomberg’s latest report provides more specific details on Apple’s upcoming event to kick off the launch of new products. It is claimed that the tech giant is “targeting” a date on or near March 8, to debut the new iPhone SE (3rd generation) and iPad Air with 5G support, and iOS 15.4 update.
In 2020 Apple launched the iPhone SE (2nd generation) which was a massive hit at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak and later that year, the company launched redesigned iPad Air which received great reviews for its design, display, and high performance.
Now after two years, both products will be receiving major upgrades after two years like advanced 5G connectivity, faster processors, and more.
Apple to unveil new 5G iPhone SE, iPad Air, and other products at a virtual event in March
According to the report, Apple’s 2022 first launch event will be held virtually instead of an in-person event. The resurgence of the COVID-19 omicron variant might be the reason for continuing with online presentations. New 5G iPhone SE (3rd generation), 5G iPad Air, and Mac with Apple Silicon are expected to launch at the event.
Based on industry leaks and reports, the upcoming entry-level iPhone SE 3 will be equipped with an A15 Bionic chip but will come in the same design language as the 2020 model. The new iPad Air (5th generation) will also be powered by an A15 Bionic chip, have an 11-inch iPad Pro-like design language, and will be equipped with an improved camera system. According to supply chain sources cited by Macotakara, both products are in production.
Maybe the new Mac model will be the alleged 27-inch iMac Pro with next-generation M1 Max Duo Apple Silicon, mini-LED display, and will be available in the same color options as the 2021 24-inch M1 iMac.
In addition, the tech giant will also seed the iOS 15.4 update to the public in the first half of March which includes several new features. The first developer beta of iOS 15.4 was released a few days ago.
The software update will add Face ID support for people wearing masks to iPhones and iPads, making it easier for users to unlock their devices. It also has new emojis and Universal Control, which lets customers use a single keyboard and trackpad across multiple iPads and Macs.
However, people familiar with the matter also mentioned that production and other issues might change Apple’s plan for the March launch.