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Apple ‘Peek Performance’ event roundup: iPhone SE 3, iPad Air 5 and other devices to expect

Apple ‘Peek Performance’ event is set to take place next week. The Cupertino-based giant follows the tradition of announcing new devices in spring every year. It is also the company’s first hardware event of 2022. 

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As usual, Apple hasn’t revealed what it plans to announce at its upcoming product event. The multi-coloured Apple logo could be a hint at the colour variants of the new devices. If rumours are anything to go by, the brand is expected to debut three devices including a third-generation iPhone SE, fifth-generation iPad Air and new Macs. 

Apple ‘Peek Performance’: event date 

Apple Peek Performance event

Apple’s ‘Peek Performance’ event will take place on March 8th, Tuesday. It will start at 10 am PST, which converts to 11:30 pm in India.

Apple ‘Peek Performance’: how to watch 

Apple’s ‘Peek Performance’ event will mark the second year in a row of holding a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those interested in the event can watch it live on Apple’s official website and YouTube channel. The event will also be streamed on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. You can also watch the live stream here by bookmarking this page. 

Apple ‘Peek Performance’ event: what to expect

iPhone SE 3 5G

 The highlight of Apple ‘Peek Performance’ event is expected to be the widely rumoured iPhone SE 3 5G. It will arrive as the successor to the iPhone SE 2020 that debuted in April 2020. The upcoming offering is expected to retain the same design as its predecessor. However, leaked renders have hinted at an iPhone XR-like notched display and no Touch ID. The iPhone SE 3 5G will reportedly be powered by Apple’s Bionic A15 processor that is found on the current generation iPhone 13 series. The device will also come with support for 5G connectivity. 

iPad Air 5

Apple’s mid-range iPad Air is also due to get an update since the last generation iPad Air 4 was announced way back in 2020. The iPad Air sits between the budget iPad Mini and the flagship iPad Pro offerings. The upcoming iPad Air 5 is tipped to feature a 10.9-inch display while also retaining the same design from its predecessor. The tablet will reportedly be powered by a new chipset with support for 5G connectivity on the LTE variants. The iPad Air 5 is also expected to pack other enhancements like a dual-camera system, 12MP FaceTime camera, and Centre Stage support for video calls. 

Macs

Apart from a smartphone and a tablet, Apple is also rumoured to announce a new MacBook powered by Apple Silicon. It is likely to the next generation Apple M2 chipset. There is not much information known about the upcoming offering, but it is expected to be MacBook Air. Two more Mac devices with M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets are also doing the rounds on the rumour mill. 

iOS 15.6

Apart from the hardware products, Apple is expected to publicly release iOS 15.4 update at the ‘Peek Performance’ event. It is already under the beta testing phase. The upcoming software version will include features like Face ID while wearing masks, Universal Control, and new Emojis.

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Viraj loves being in the creative field. Being a tech guy and resident tech advisor for his friends and family, his interest lies in smartphones, laptops and cameras. Passionate about creating art, his forte lies in photography. In his downtime, he loves gaming on his self-built rig and supporting FC Barcelona.