Apple has officially confirmed their upcoming spring event, Peek Performance, which is scheduled to take place on March 8, 2022, putting a stop to months of rumours. According to reports, the Cupertino powerhouse will probably introduce a number of brand-new items. Apple intends to set the tone for the rest of the year with noteworthy announcements, including a more effective M2 chip and the eagerly anticipated iPhone SE 3. Here is what you can anticipate from Apple’s Look Performance spring event if you’re interested in getting a sneak peek into what the event has in store.
Apple Spring Event 2022: All You Need to Know
While Apple’s WWDC and iPhone events (which are held in the summer and fall, respectively) are typically the most eagerly awaited ones, the spring event has recently seen some significant releases. Being Apple’s first event of the year helps the tech giant to provide timely updates on the performance of its products while also bridging the gap between marquee announcements. Will this occasion follow the same pattern?
iPhone SE 3
Apple’s low-cost smartphone, the iPhone SE 3, has long been the subject of rumours. However, recent rumours have all but confirmed that the release of the inexpensive iPhone is imminent. So what features will be included with this phone?
Design & Display
If you were hoping that the iPhone SE 3 will finally feature an all-screen design with a notch that was reduced, you might be disappointed to learn that Apple’s entry-level iPhone will still seem dated. Yes, you heard correctly; the historical relic is still important in 2022.
The iPhone SE 2022 and the iPhone SE 2022 will be remarkably similar in terms of style and display. That indicates that the smartphone will still have large top and bottom bezels that include the Touch ID button. The gadget will continue to have a slim design with a 4.7 inch display.
I would advise you to take some of the erroneous rumours that Apple would introduce the product as the iPhone SE Plus with a larger 5.7-6.1-inch with a grain of salt.
The potent A15 chip, which also drives the iPhone 13 Series, is undoubtedly the iPhone SE 3’s greatest selling point. The smartphone will stand out in the affordable category because it has the fastest processor.
The 5G will be another standout feature of the iPhone SE 3. Apple will advertise the smartphone as the most cost-effective 5G phone available. Even if the most recent cellular technology hasn’t yet been made available worldwide, Apple wants to take advantage of any chance to promote its entry-level smartphone.
Storage, RAM, and Battery
The three storage options for the iPhone SE 3 are 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. The gadget might have the same 1,821mAh battery and 4GB of RAM. However, if the anticipated SE Plus materialises, the device’s battery capacity might experience a huge increase.
Release Date and Price
At the Peek Performance spring event on March 8, Apple will introduce the iPhone SE 3 and immediately start taking preorders. According to reports, the Cupertino titan is lowering the cost of the S3, making it available in the US for just $300 (beginning price). If that’s the case, the new inexpensive iPhone might attract a lot of attention. It makes sense that the phone’s reduced price would be considered its strongest selling point.
What Makes iPhone SE 3 a Worthy Upgrade?
With a nearly ten-year-old design, the iPhone SE 3 stands out oddly in a very crowded world that is overrun with smartphones that have a modern-looking design and display, even in the entry-level price range. I am eagerly down the days till the 2014 iPhone 6, which looks just like the SE 2.
However, the capability to give excellent performance in terms of speed and camera efficiency is what makes it a tempting prospect. When you add inexpensive pricing and the 5–6 years of iOS updates, the SE 3 is a strong option for customers on a tight budget.
The SE 3 can be your preferred option if you don’t really need to use cutting-edge technology and want a smartphone that can fulfil the majority of your needs, including pocket-friendly design, dependable performance, and more than adequate cameras without breaking the bank.
iPad Air 5
The upcoming iPad Air 5 may be a better option for those looking for high-end iPads without having to pay flagship prices. even if it is just intended to be a minor spec upgrade.
Design & Display
The following-generation iPad Air is not anticipated to receive any design updates from Apple. This suggests that the 10-9-inch, practically edge-to-edge, LED-backlit, multi-touch iPad Air 5 display will use IPS technology. And the Touch ID sensor will function as the top button. The enclosure will be created entirely from recycled aluminium.
The 12MP wide camera on the iPad Air 5 will have some slight enhancements in terms of optics. The pro variants will continue to be the only ones with the ultra-wide camera and the LiDAR scanner.
Updated FaceTime Camera
A new FaceTime camera with Center Stage functionality will be included with the iPad Air in 2022. For those who are unaware, one of the most impressive features of Apple’s premium iPads is Center Stage. With the help of this camera technology, you may remain in the picture even while you wander around the space.
A15 Bionic Chip
The new A15 bionic chip in the iPad Air 5 will increase performance and battery life. A15 is said to be up to 50% faster than the market leader, making it better suited for intense applications like video streaming and high-intensity gaming.
The iPad Air 5 will be 5G ready, similar to the iPhone SE 3, putting it on par with the iPad Pro 12.9-inch 5, iPad Pro 11-inch 3, and iPad mini 6.
Storage, RAM, and Battery
We anticipate that most other functions will remain unchanged since the iPad Air 5 will only be a small improvement over its predecessor. Therefore, the 64GB and 256GB storage options for the upcoming iPad Air are plausible. The phone will sport a 7606mAh battery and 4GB of RAM. It will be offered in the same colours as its predecessor, including silver, space grey, rose gold, green, and sky blue.
Release Date and Price
The iPad Air 5 will be made immediately available for preorder after being revealed at the eagerly anticipated Peek Performance event. Apple will play it safe when it comes to pricing by setting the price at $599.
Should You Upgrade to iPad Air 5?
The upgrade to iPad Air 5 may not be the best choice if you currently own an iPad Air 4 because there aren’t many differences between the two models. It would be a significant step up, though, if you were upgrading from an older model like the iPad Air 3 or a less expensive iPad.
When the iPad Air 5 goes on sale on March 8, we will do a thorough comparison to see how it compares to devices like the iPad mini 6 and iPad Pro 11-inch 3. So, keep an eye out for it.
All-New 13-inch MacBook Pro
There are plans for a new 13-inch MacBook Pro model as well. The notebook will resemble the 13-inch variant already on the market, but it will have improved internals. It will be released as a more affordable version of the M1 Pro and M1 Max-equipped 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro versions.
The M2 chip, the replacement for the M1 chip, is another significant announcement that is likely to be made during Apple’s Peek Performance spring presentation. It should come as no surprise that the M2 processor will run faster and be better able to handle jobs that require a lot of power. Not to add, the battery life will also get better.
As opposed to the M1 chip’s 7 and 8-core GPU possibilities, the M2 chip will reportedly come in 9 and 10-core configurations. If that is the true, it wouldn’t be incorrect to anticipate a sizable increase in performance from the upcoming M-Series chip. In light of this, it will be intriguing to observe how M2 performs in comparison to M1 Pro and M1 Max.
M2 is touted as the standout feature of the entry-level MacBook Pro and is anticipated to ship with the new 13-inch MacBook Pro.
Higher-End Version of Mac mini
Given that Apple is getting ready to release a more expensive model, 2022 could be a big year for the Mac mini. The Cupertino behemoth is reportedly redesigning the upcoming Mac mini. The Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max silicon chips will give it a lot of power. It goes without saying that the brand-new Mac mini will replace the available Intel Mac mini models, which may be the last straw for the relationship between Apple and Intel.
How to Watch Apple s March 8 Peek Performance Spring Event
The Peek Performance event on March 8 will be streamed on Apple’s website and on the Apple TV app. Additionally, you can watch it on Apple’s own YouTube account. Set a reminder to make sure you don’t forget about it. The event is also viewable on this website through the embedded video stream.
On the Apple Park site in Cupertino, California, the Steve Jobs Theater will host the event, which will begin at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The event will continue to be a digital-only gathering because to the epidemic.
Note:On March 8, the event will start broadcasting for fans in India at 11:30 IST.
What are You Most Excited About in Apple s Peek Performance Event?
You’re all set! That concludes our discussion of Apple’s first event of 2022. I’m personally more enthusiastic about the new Mac mini. It has the specs to steal the show in the spring event thanks to an updated design and the M1 Pro/M1 Max. Unless the iPhone SE 3 is released at a jaw-dropping $300, I believe the Mac mini 2022 will likely take center stage. How do you feel? Please share your opinions and the announcement you are most looking forward to in the comments section below.