Apple event has been confirmed for March 8 – here's what to expect
The Apple event, titled Peak Performance, will take place next week and is expected to include the new iPhone SE and iPad Air.
Apple has confirmed that an event will be held on March 8, 2022, at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. UK). This will be another virtual event, broadcast from Apple Park and available for everyone to watch online. This morning, invitations were sent out with the new colorful Apple logo and the headline Peak Performance.
Normally, these headlines have a meaning related to the products we'll see that day. This would fit with the release of the third generation iPhone SE and the new iPad Air, but could it mean something more?
There has been speculation that the event will also include M2 chips in the MacBook Pro, which would be in line with the headline. "It feels like the strongest hint yet of the M2 making an appearance," said our resident Apple expert, AV, and Smart Home Editor Matt Bolton.
To be even more daring, the sneak peeks could refer to a type of camera or eyewear – possibly even the release of the Apple VR headset. Or it could simply mean that we will see some things that will be released in the future.
After a leak in early February, the March 8 date has long been predicted. We expected the event to include updates to the MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, and iPad Air at the time. I also took a look at a few items on my wishlist for the event.
The Mac Mini was last updated in November 2020 with its current M1 chip, and replacing it with an M2, or even an M1 Max/Pro chip, would transform it into a fantastic machine. Similarly, the MacBook Pro 13 with M1 was announced at the same time and is due for an upgrade.
If we do see the much-anticipated Apple VR headset, this will be a historic event. The VR market is currently dominated by Meta's Quest 2, with Sony set to release the PSVR2 later this year.