Apple is reportedly already in the middle of planning its first event in 2022. According to a new report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple currently plans to hold an event in March or April to announce a new iPhone SE model with 5G connectivity.
In the latest issue of his Power On newsletter, Gourmet writes that Apple is likely to hold a virtual event in March or April, based on what he heard from a source:
Apple is preparing for its first virtual event in 2022. Apple’s first virtual event in 2022 is coming in just a few short months and will probably take place in March or April, I was told.
What to expect? At least probably the new iPhone SE. At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in April 2020, Apple introduced the current iPhone SE.
As for what to expect at this event, Gourmet writes that the focus will be on the new iPhone SE. Confirming reports from sources such as Ming-Chi Kuo, Gurman says this iPhone SE will be visually similar to the current iPhone SE (which is based on the iPhone 8). The changes will come in the form of internal upgrades, including a new chip and 5G connectivity for the first time.
Apple is also working on its next round of Apple Silicon Macs, including the new Mac Pro, the new MacBook Air and more. It remains to be seen whether these Macs will be announced at this event in March.
Finally, as you would expect, Gourmet speculates that Apple’s second event this year will be the WWDC in June. At WWDC, Apple will likely introduce iOS 16 (Sydney), tvOS 16 (Paris), macOS 13 (Rome) and watchOS 9 (Kincaid), but there is still no word on the new features that could come with these updates.
And while some have hoped that this year’s WWDC event could be in person, Gourmet writes that “it is almost certain that the World Developers Conference 2022 will be virtual for the third year in a row.”
For more details on what to expect from the new third-generation iPhone SE, be sure to check out our full review here.
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