Last year’s March Event was a big one. We were introduced to Apple Arcade, Apple TV+ and the Apple Card. This year, we can easily anticipate some things that are coming. But, I’m sure there will be some surprises along the way. So, without further ado, lets jump right into it.
What we Expect
It’s been a couple of years since the last iPad Pro. And with iPadOS being released late last year, its a high chance that we’ll be seeing a new iPad Pro coming around the corner very soon. It is also possible to get another kind of iPad, but our bet is on the iPad Pro as it’s been over a year since the iPad Pro got any love.
Things that we expect to see in a new model is the A13 Bionic Chip, 5G capabilities and new cameras. There are already rumors of the new iPad Pro having a similar camera to the iPhone 11 Pro. Whether this is true or not, time will tell but personally I don’t think there’s that much of a demand to use the iPad camera as its usually quite awkward to use with a case. What I would like to see is a sort of Sidecar function for an iPhone to your iPad. That way you could set up the cameras for an interview and keep an eye on the footage without getting in the shot.
There’s also talk about a new affordable iPhone, the iPhone SE2 being showcased at the March Event. This will be a more basic version, a lot smaller than the current models and considerably cheaper. But Apple understands that some people don’t want to have all the latest gadgets available under Apple’s arsenal. Some people just want a simple, reliable phone for messages and calls and that’s basically what this is. It’s also a great option for people who wish to buy a phone for their kids without breaking the bank (especially if it’ll be lost/broken in a few months!)
The price of this new phone should cost around $400. Which isn’t bad considering the current iPhones cost $800 up. It should also have an A13 chip and 3GB ram so it can run Apple Arcade efficiently too.
Will we see a new MacBook at the March Event? It’s quite possible. We’ve been seeing MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs, but no regular MacBooks since mid-2015. But is there really the market for it? Well in a way, yeah. There’s nothing wrong with the current available MacBooks except perhaps, the price.
Just like with the iPhone SE2, there are people out there that would like to use a MacBook Pro without having to pay the big price tag that comes with it. And with the current push for families to get the most from Apple with Apple Arcade and Apple TV+, it would seem like a smart move to have a lower range model for kids/students.
When is it?
The date For the March Event is yet to be released, but we’ll keep you posted as soon as we know. Last year it was late in March so I think its reasonable to expect the same thing this year.