Apple has officially confirmed its first launch event of 2022. The Apple Peek Performance event will take place on March 8, 2022. The Cupertino-based company is set to launch a slew of products during the launch event. Rumours and speculations suggest that the brand may finally introduce the long-pending update to the iPhone SE lineup. It may also introduce the new iPad Air 5 and revamped MacBook Air, the first Apple product to feature a new Apple M2 chipset.
The event comes with a tagline, Peek Performance, and no, it is not a typo but the company’s way to drop some subtle hints about the upcoming launch. For example, the tagline could mean adopting 5G technologies across various lineups. Moreover, the invite also comes with a 3D variation of the Apple logo with six different colours, possibly hinting towards new colours for the upcoming range of Apple products. That said, the speculation is at an all-time high for the Apple event. So, in order to make things easier for you, we have compiled a detailed list to help you keep a tab on the Apple products that may be launched during the launch event. So, without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about the Apple Peek Performance event:
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Apple Peek Performance Event Date, Time, Where to Watch It Live
Apple has officially confirmed that it will be holding the ‘Peek Performance’ event on March 8. The event will kickstart at 11:30 PM IST and will be live-streamed from Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California. One can watch the live stream of the launch event on the company’s official website, Apple’s official YouTube channel or via the Apple TV application.
Apple iPhone SE 3 Expected Specifications and Features
Apple may finally introduce the much-awaited iPhone SE 3 during the Peek Performance event. The upcoming iPhone SE 3 is said to be Apple’s attempt to capture the 5G market in the mid-range segment, which is currently dominated by Android players. That said, the iPhone SEE 3 may come with a similar design language, meaning that you will still have to bear with the Touch ID and the Home Button.
Multiple reports also suggest that the upcoming iPhone SE 3 may run on Apple A15 Bionic chip, which could be a big thing. The same chipset currently powers the iPhone 13 family. Moreover, the iPhone may also come with a single camera setup. However, the sensor could be similar to the one present in the iPhone 12 or iPhone 13. Moreover, the company may plan to launch the iPhone at a starting price of USD 399, which roughly translates to Rs 30,203. Therefore, one might expect it to launch in India around Rs 40,000, though this is just mere speculation.
iPad Air 5 Expected Specifications and Features
Apple may also launch the iPad Air 5 during the launch event. The upcoming iPad Air 5 is said to feature a similar design language as we have seen with iPad Air 4. This means you may still get slim bezels and a side-mounted TouchID sensor that doubles as a power button. In addition, the upcoming iPad may feature the same IPS LCD panel with a 10.9-inch display.
Moving on, the upcoming iPad Air 5 may be powered by the Apple A15 Bionic chipset, which currently powers the iPhone 13 range. The tablet may pack Wi-Fi 6 for better connectivity and improved cellular performance. In terms of cameras, the iPad Air 5 may offer an upgraded front camera from 7MP to 12MP along with support for Center Stage. The feature basically keeps the users in the frame during the video call. Coming to the price, the upcoming Apple iPad Air 5 may be priced the same as the current iPad Air 4. This means the tablet may start at USD 599 once it is launched during the event.
MacBook Air M2 Expected Specifications and Features
Apple is also planning to launch a completely revamped version of the MacBook Air during the launch event. The most significant change in the upcoming MacBook Air is its design. The brand may go with the flat-edged design, meaning that it may be the end of the iconic tapered body design of the MacBook Air. The upcoming MacBook Air may also come with additional colour options, similar to what we have seen with the iMac range.
The upcoming MacBook Air M2 is also said to be the first Apple product to come powered by the upcoming Apple M2 chipset. The upcoming SoC may offer an increased number of graphics cores, while computing cores may be similar to M1, but they might run faster. The laptop is also expected to boast a mini-LED panel, though the ProMotion display may not be included in this model.
Apple M2 Chipset Expected Features and Specifications
Apple is also expected to launch its next-generation of chipset, the Apple M2, during the Apple March 2022 event. The chipset will be the direct successor to the Apple M1 and is reported to come with a host of interesting features and specifications.
The chipset is said to be based on TSMC’s 4nm fabrication process, which is an upgrade to M1 5nm process. This means that the chipset will deliver better power efficiency as compared to the Apple M1 chipset. Moreover, the chipset is also said to come with more graphics cores than M1. Multiple reports suggest that the brand may add 9 or 10-core GPU in the M2, which will be up from 7 and 8-core GPU choices in the Apple M1 chipset.
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