Apple is going to kick off 2022 by unveiling new products at the “Peek Performance” March 8 event at 10.00 a.m. Pacific Time. Rumor mills have their eyes set on the launch or announcement of new iPhone SE (3rd generation), iPad Air (5th generation), entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, M2 Apple Silicon, and larger 27-inch iMac Pro. Here is everything we know about these alleged products.
New M2 chip, Macs, iPhone, and other products are expected to launch at the new Apple event
13-inch MacBook Pro
The event’s branding “Peek Performance” is possibly referring to the new M2 processor for the 13-inch MacBook Pro. In 2020, Apple launched the first generation Apple Silicon MacBook Pro with an M1 chip that received great reviews for its speed, battery life, and overall high performance. Built on a 4nm process, the M2 Apple Silicon is likely to make the machine even faster than before.
Some reports claim that Apple will remove the Touch Bar from the new MacBook Pro like the 2021 MacBook Pro models but will not offer a mini-LED display with 120Hz ProMotion to differentiate between the high-end and entry-level MacBook Pro models. But others sources report that the new notebook will feature a Touch Bar.
iPhone SE 3
The 2020 iPhone SE 2 was a successful model for Apple, especially at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic when consumers were reluctant to spend on premium smartphones. After two years, the entry-level iPhone is getting a major upgrade. The new iPhone SE 3 will be powered by the A15 Bionic chip which is currently used in iPhone 13 series and will support 5G networking. However, the design language is rumored to be the same as the current model; curved edges with a Home Button.
iPad Air 5
New iPad Air 5 with A15 Bionic chip and 5G networking support is expected to launch at the event. It will feature an LCD display, and an ultra-wide FaceTime camera to support Center Stage.
Like announcing the 24-inch M1 iMac in April 2021, Apple might introduce the larger 27-inch iMac Pro powered by an M1 Max duo chip for professionals. The new all-in-one computer is expected to feature a mini-LED display with 120Hz ProMotion tech. The common speculation is that iMac Pro is scheduled for summer rather than spring but leaker @DuanRui with a good track record has hinted at its launch at the upcoming event.
I heard again today that it might be the higher-end iMac, not the entry-level MacBook Pro. Whichever it is, there will definitely be a Mac product.
— DuanRui (@duanrui1205) March 3, 2022
Previously, DuanRui accurately reported on the 2021 MacBook Pro’s notch, and before the launch of the iPhone 13 series, the leaker shared accurate information of its packing sticker, camera array, thickness, and smaller notch. The tech giant might also announce four new spring iPhone 13 MagSafe during the event.