iPad Air and iPhone SE 5G are expected to be released on March 8... Is there, however, something hidden?
Is there something else planned for the Spring Apple Event that we're not aware of?
Both the iPhone SE 5G and the iPad Air 2022 have entered production and will be unveiled at Apple's Spring Event. According to Mac Otakara, a Japanese blog, this confirms what several rumors have already told us. Both gadgets will feature A15 processors and 5G radios (with the exception of the Wi-Fi-only iPad), and the iPad will get a 12MP ultra-wide front camera.
All of this is fascinating, but Apple could have put it all in a press statement and saved themselves a lot of time and effort - in fact, Apple frequently does so with small updates. Is there going to be anything else in March?
A FEELING THAT IS MORE THAN A FEELING
This isn't solely based on my dissatisfaction with the two items. They're excellent upgrades. However, these aren't significant advances, and I'm comparing the Spring Event slate to last year's. The M1 24-inch iMac, the M1 iPad Pro, an improved Apple TV, and the long-awaited launch of AirTags were all part of the event.
Consider it like a kid's birthday celebration. Apple went us go-karting, to Laser Quest, and to a pizza restaurant last year, and gave us all goody bags. This year, it appears that it will reluctantly escort a few of us to a McDonald's on the outskirts of town and inform us that the McFlurry machines are broken.
After all, this is the firm that used to love slipping in "one more thing" during keynotes. My money is on one of the four Macs due out in 2022: a more powerful 24-inch iMac, the much-anticipated 27-inch iMac, the iMac Pro, or possibly a more powerful Mac mini. I hope I'm correct: it'd be a shame if the biggest news of the Spring Event turned out to be a snooze-fest.