There are some exciting things in store that Apple should be unveiling for debut come March or April. Due to the ongoing pandemic, Apple will probably be hosting another virtual event. However, there are at least three goodies to look forward to during the Apple event. Last year saw the company revealing the iPhone 13 series, new, colorful iMacs and the iPad Pro. This year brings about more speculations and surprises.
iPhone SE 3
The original iPhone SE, released in March 2016, was a big hit among Apple fans that preferred the smaller form factor of the 5 and 5s models. Last year saw the SE 2 debut with the form factor featured in the iPhone 6 through 8 models. At the Apple event this year, it’s expected that the SE 3 will have an all-new design more similar to that of the iPhone 13, complete with larger screen and an absent Touch ID button. In addition to the innards of the iPhone SE 3 matching those of last year’s new iPhone series, it’s fair to expect that this new version will include 5G connectivity speeds.
The iPhone SE 3 should sport the same A15 Bionic chip that powers the iPhone 13 series, which would make it the fastest SE model to date. However, another great perk is that it should come with a cheaper price tag that’s been the custom for the SE models. The cameras might not be able to compete with those found in the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, but they should more than hold their own compared with older iPhones.
It’s possible that the new iPhone SE will be available in a slew of colors reminiscent of the iPhone 5C. At the very least, there should be a Product RED version for users to snatch up, the proceeds from which would probably go toward Covid-19 research.
The 2022 Apple event should also show off brand new iMac Pro models. Currently, it’s the 27-inch line that is due for a refresh. The iMac is rumored to be renamed as the “iMac Pro” and should include a slew of upgrades from the 24-inch iMac lineup from last year. It’s fair to believe that these powerful new computers will come equipped with the same M1 and M1 Max chips currently powering the latest MacBook Pro models. According to the rumor mill, they should include USB-C connectivity, HDMI ports and support for a microSD card. However, the even bigger rumor is that they could include Face ID just like the iPhones of the past few years.
Of course, all this goodness will come with a hefty price tag. It’s expected that these new iMac Pro models will start at $2,000 or even higher. The 27-inch iMacs are also thought to be shifting over to Apple silicon instead of Intel. With that transition, the only Macs powered by Intel chips would be the Mac Pro. You can expect to hear many more details about the new iMac Pro this spring at Apple’s event.
The next exciting release expected from the Apple event this year is the iPad Pro. The original version was released in 2019, but this one is expected to have major upgrades in terms of its design and innards. Like the all-screen iPhones, it’s rumored that the iPad Pro will sport a notch. While this is not absolutely known, it makes sense to accommodate Face ID and an upgraded camera.
Wireless charging is a feature that very well might debut on this particular iPad model. There may also be a new glass back to accommodate the feature. Of course, as this is an iPad Pro, it’s expected to have a sizable battery for long-lasting life on a single charge. There may also be two screen sizes with the Pro models at 11 inches and 12.9 -inch versions.
The smaller model is expected to be priced at $899 while the 12.9-inch one should start at $1,099. However, with 2TB expected in the highest storage level iPad Pro, you might have to shell out as much as $2,199. That model should also include 5G as well as Wi-Fi. With the Apple event now merely weeks away, fans are anticipated with excitement. It should be interesting to see what the company reveals for the next line of goodies.