Here's What Not to Expect at Tomorrow's 'Peek Performance' Apple Event

Apple has announced it will be holding a special event on Tuesday, March 8, under the tagline "Peek Performance," where it is expected to announce a new iPhone SE, iPad Air, and at least one new Mac.

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Apple is thought to have a busy year of product announcements in store for 2022, including multiple new Macs, at least three new Apple Watches, new iPhones, and more. Next week's event is the first of the year, but it'll only check off a few rumored product announcements from the list for 2022. To help set expectations ahead of the event, we've compiled a list of products Apple is unlikely to announce during its event tomorrow, but rather later on in the year or in 2023.

Larger Apple Silicon iMac

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Apple is expected to announce at least one new Mac at its event next week, but that's unlikely to be a larger Apple silicon iMac. Apple last updated the ‌iMac‌ with the 24-inch design powered by the M1 chip.

The other ‌iMac‌ in the lineup, the 27-inch ‌iMac‌, continues to feature an almost 10-year old design, but Apple is rumored to be working on a new model expected to launch sometime in the summer. The larger Apple silicon ‌iMac‌ is rumored to be powered by the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, features a mini-LED, ProMotion display, and a design similar to the 24-inch desktop.

Second-Generation AirPods Pro

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The second-generation AirPods Pro will launch this year if rumors pan out, but it won't be at the upcoming event on Tuesday, March 8. The ‌AirPods Pro‌ have not been updated since 2019 when they first launched, other than the addition of a MagSafe case last October. The second generation of Apple's high-end earphones is expected to feature a new, more compact design, support for Lossless audio, a new charging case, and possibly some health-tracking features.

Apple's AR/VR Headset

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Apple's rumored AR/VR headset launch might be the biggest announcement from the company this year, but it'll have to wait a little longer to take place. While Apple has been working on the headset for a considerable amount of time, rumors suggest this event won't be the time we'll hear about it.

Apple was initially planning an unveil for the headset in June, around WWDC, but recent reports of development issues have cast doubt on such a timeline, suggesting a launch in 2023 could be more likely.

iPhone 14 and New Apple Watches

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Apple always releases its flagship iPhones and Apple Watches in the fall, sometime around September or October. Don't expect to hear about the iPhone 14 or the Apple Watch Series 8 next week; instead, expect updates to the low-end ‌‌iPhone SE‌ but no Apple Watch announcements.

Conclusion

On the surface, Apple's event next week seems subdued, but it'll still likely include some discussion about the company's services and could offer some dates on the public release of iOS and iPadOS 15.4, alongside macOS Monterey 12.3, which enables Universal Control. Apple's second event of the year is likely to be the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, but no details have so far been shared about it.

Top Rated Comments

sw1tcher Avatar
29 months ago

To help set expectations ahead of the event, we've compiled a list of products Apple is unlikely to announce next week, but rather later on in the year or in 2023.

Larger Apple Silicon iMac
Second-Generation AirPods Pro
Apple's AR/VR Headset
iPhone 14 and New Apple Watches
So there's a chance we'll see an Apple Polishing Cloth 2?

Larger, thinner, and softer than previous version. ? ✊
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DHagan4755 Avatar
29 months ago
"Wait, so, like, we're not going to see the new Apple Car? My Corolla is like totally sus. This news is like, totally, what a bummer."



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Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DFZD Avatar
29 months ago
Things you shouldn't expect


1. Mac Mini with M1 Max. Not now not ever.

2. iMac 27 in Space Grey. It's over forget about it.

3. Macbook Air with M2 and Notch. No leaks, no products.

4. Macbook Pro M2 13 with 2 ports and Notch. Reason same as 3.


Things you should expect

1. One Republic music

2. Tim Apple boasting his fitness thanks to Apple Watch.

3. New Apple Watch bands in Yellow and Blue colors.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jakeowens Avatar
29 months ago
I feel like there has to be something juicier than spec bumps. This "peek" hint could give us a look at some bigger things they've kept hidden pretty well. I'm loving their events now that the M-chips are involved.. something to be more excited about
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
quatermass Avatar
29 months ago

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Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
29 months ago

I feel like there has to be something juicier than spec bumps.
important to remember that Apple spring events are usually very minor.
Last year‘s pact event was more of an exception, not really a rule.
In 2016 all they announced was the first iPhone SE and a smaller iPad pro. The entire event was barely an hour long, and the first 20 minutes were spent talking about the environment.
In 2018, all they announced was a new budget iPad with Apple Pencil support. That was the only difference besides a slightly faster chip.
In 2019, the event was literally just about their new services, no hardware whatsoever.
So it’s quite possible, and I would say very likely, that this event is literally nothing but spec bumps.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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