New Low-Cost iPhone SE 5G and iPad Air Coming on March 8

Apple is planning to unveil an updated version of the iPhone SE with 5G and a new iPad Air at an event that's set to take place in March, reports Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Apple is said to be targeting Tuesday, March 8 for the ‌iPhone SE‌ event.

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As we have heard several times before, the new ‌iPhone SE‌ will look similar to the 2020 version that's modeled after the iPhone 8, but it will feature a faster A-series chip, likely the A15, and 5G technology. It is also expected to include an improved camera.

The ‌iPad Air‌ will also feature an updated A-series chip and 5G connectivity, but it too is expected to feature no major design changes. At least one new Mac with Apple-designed chips could be introduced at the event, and prior rumors have suggested that this might be the Mac mini.

iOS 15.4 may be tied to the March event and the new devices, so we can expect to see the update launch in the first half of March.

The March event is expected to be digital-only rather than in person, similar to the events we've had for the last two years. It will be followed later this year by WWDC, where Apple will introduce new software, and several keynote events later in the year.

As Gurman has said previously, Apple has a wide range of product updates coming this fall, including new iPhones, refreshed AirPods Pro, new Apple Watch Series 8 and SE models, a refreshed MacBook Air, a new iMac, and a Mac Pro.

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Top Rated Comments

DHagan4755 Avatar
20 weeks ago
Hopefully it'll be more than an updated iPhone SE & iPad Air. Those 2 products are important, however, with their rumored specs, traditionally an update of this kind would have been a mere press release and site refresh.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Isengardtom Avatar
20 weeks ago
Those are pretty minor updates for an event.

there must be something else ?
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
anthogag Avatar
20 weeks ago
I hope there is much more in the spring event because iPad Air and iPhone SE is ?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
anthogag Avatar
20 weeks ago

Expecting a new color for the iPhone 13. Perhaps, new Apple Watch bands? So far Apple has been killing it with the new Apple Watch bands.
The camera can fly around Apple Park and Tim Cook can introduce a new Watch band on the roof
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TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
20 weeks ago

I hope there is much more in the spring event because iPad Air and iPhone SE is ?
Expecting a new color for the iPhone 13. Perhaps, new Apple Watch bands? So far Apple has been killing it with the new Apple Watch bands.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
20 weeks ago
Woo hoo! The ? Mark Gurman finally decided to give us an actual date.

I mean it makes sense since we received a report about iPad Air and iPhone SE going into production. Almost a month in a half away. This is going to be a great year for us. Let's get it.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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