Apple Announces New Event on March 8

It’s official, Apple will be holding its next event on Tuesday, March 8. The event will be broadcasted online and it will kick off at the usual 10 AM PST time. Greg Joswiak, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Marketing shared a short video teaser for the event today, with a “Peek performance” teaser.

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple should announce a new low-cost 5G iPhone to succeed to the 2020 iPhone SE during the event. The company may also announce a new iPad Air that supports 5G connectivity, as well as “at least one new Mac” powered by Apple’s in-house ARM chips.

Apple still makes most of its revenue from iPhone sales, and the new 5G iPhone SE may well be Apple’s biggest product announcement next week: The new model is expected to use the same familiar design with a 4.7-inch screen and a Touch ID sensor, though Gurman expects to see a processor and camera upgrade in addition to the new 5G capabilities.

If a new 5G iPhone SE won’t be a really innovative product, Apple has reportedly many more new Apple Silicon Macs in the pipeline for later this year. “The company is planning a new entry-level MacBook Pro with an M2 chip, an upgraded Mac mini geared toward professionals and a higher-end iMac this year,” Gurman wrote today.

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  • fishnet37222

    Premium Member
    02 March, 2022 - 3:00 pm

    <p>I hope the new iPhone SE keeps Touch ID available.</p>

    • wpcoe

      Premium Member
      02 March, 2022 - 7:06 pm

      <p>Yes, please! I passed on the iPhone 13 Mini because it didn’t have it. I’ve been (impatiently) waiting for the iPhone SE 3. Absolutely stunning that the iPhone 13 line didn’t have a fingerprint sensor on the power button.</p>

  • red.radar

    Premium Member
    02 March, 2022 - 7:55 pm

    <p>I have enjoyed my SE2. But to be honest… it still works fine. Even if Apple announced the most amazing phone at the most amazing price … there is too much global and economic instability to be parting with good cash to replace something that works. </p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

  • yoshi

    03 March, 2022 - 6:56 am

    <p>Fingers crossed for an updated Mac mini. </p>

  • ikjadoon

    03 March, 2022 - 10:14 am

    <p>I wonder how it’ll compare to Alder Lake (Intel 12th Gen) and Rembrandt (AMD 6000).</p><p><br></p><p>Neither are moving the perf/watt needle significantly: still comfortable stuffing 30W to 50W+ Boost CPUs in tiny metal frames. </p><p><br></p><p>Never understood why anyone wanted the equivalent to an incandescent light bulb turning on in their lap just to watch a YouTube video or open a few tabs. God forbid Windows has any background tasks to complete; you’ll have done it now. </p><p><br></p><p>The tiny tinny fans turn on because these 20+-old PC laptop manufacturers love to pretend they’re cooling an M1 instead of a toned-down Intel / AMD desktop CPU. Tiny heatsinks, a 45C bottom panel, easily obstructed ventilation, and you begin to wonder: maybe I should throttle this. “Isn’t there some battery saver or quiet mode FFS?”</p><p><br></p><p>Throttling tames the heat and everything becomes that much slower: “Wait, how much did I pay for this performance?”</p><p><br></p><p>You can’t have it all in Windows world yet, as Mary Jo succinctly noted last week. </p>

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