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iPhone SE 3, iPad Air 5 and everything else you need to know about Apple's March 8 event

iPhone SE 3, iPad Air 5 and everything else you need to know about Apple's March 8 event
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  • Apple is all set to host its first event of the year on March 8.
  • The company is expected to announce the iPhone SE 3, iPad Air 5 and a new Mac mini.
  • Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming products.
iPhone maker Apple is reportedly planning its first event of 2022, said to be held on March 8. The event is very likely to be virtual and reports state the final date could be “on or near” March 8, there is a fair amount of speculation as to what we can expect from the Cupertino-based tech giant.

A report by Bloomberg suggests that the event could be virtual-only in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It also claims that 2022 could see a ‘record’ number of new Apple product launches, and the March 8 event could be where it begins.

What to expect at Apple’s March 8 event



iPhone SE 3



The much-awaited iPhone SE 3 could finally see the light of the day at the March 8 event. It will succeed the iPhone SE (2020) and is expected to retain similar design elements.

Apple could also continue with the same moniker instead of calling it the iPhone SE 3.

As far as the hardware is concerned, reports suggest that the iPhone SE 3 could be powered by the Apple A15 chipset with 5G connectivity support. Apple expert Ming-Chi Kuo also believes that Apple could continue with a 4.7-inch LCD display this time, too, instead of offering a size or technology (OLED) upgrade.

While not much is known in terms of the cameras on the iPhone SE 3, the iPhone 8-like design could mean Apple will offer only a single camera this year, too.

iPad Air 5



Kuo noted earlier that Apple could switch to an OLED display on the iPad Air 5. However, in October 2021, Kuo said that Apple has reportedly dropped their plan of using an OLED display and have decided to stick with a TFT-LCD panel for the iPad Air 5.

It is expected to be equipped with the company’s A15 chipset and come with 5G support. We also expect improvements in the rear and the front camera, bringing it on par with the new iPad Pro.

Refreshed Mac mini with Apple Silicon



Apple is also expected to announce the Mac mini that will be powered by the company’s chipset at the launch event. The device is expected to be equipped with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets, replacing the existing Intel chipsets.

We should know more about the devices, including the features and the expected prices in the coming days.

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