What to Expect from Apple’s March Event: New Macs, 5G iPhone

Apple is holding an event on Tuesday, March 31, where it is expected to announce new Macs powered by its own chips as well as a new 5G iPhone. Here’s what we’re expecting.

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Apple’s March event

Apple is holding an event on March 23, and it is widely expected that the company will use the occasion to introduce a new lineup of Macs. The event will be held virtually, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It is also possible that Apple will use the event to introduce a 5G iPhone.

New Macs

We’ve heard rumors that Apple is working on new MacBooks and iPad Pros with mini-LED displays, and it’s possible we could see them at the March event. The new displays would offer better contrast ratios and HDR support than the current LCDs, and Apple is also rumored to be working on a new M1X processor for the MacBook Pro that could offer up to 20 hours of battery life.

We could also see the long-awaited AirTags at the event. The tracking devices were first mentioned in an iOS 13 beta back in 2019, and they’ve been MIA ever since. AirTags would help you keep track of your keys, wallets and other belongings, similar to Tile trackers. Apple is also said to be working on a new Tile-like tracker find lost headphones.

5G iPhone

Apple is expected to release a 5G iPhone at its March event. The company is also expected to announce new Macs, including an updated MacBook Pro, a new iMac, and a new MacBook Air. Apple is also rumored to be working on a new iPad Pro with a mini-LED display.

What to expect from Apple’s March event

Apple is holding an event on March 25 to unveil new products, and the invite teases “ spring loaded” surprises. The company is expected to announce a new iPad Pro with a mini-LED display, a apple tv with a faster A12 processor, and new AirPods. Here’s everything we expect Apple to announce at its event.

New Macs

Apple is holding an event on March 23, where it is expected to introduce new versions of the iPad Pro and iMac, as well as a long-awaited update to the AirPods. Here’s what we’re expecting to see.

Apple is holding its first event of the year on March 23, where it is expected to introduce new versions of the iPad Pro, iMac, and AirPods. The company is also rumored to be working on a apple tv and over-ear headphones, but it’s unclear if those products will be ready in time for the March event. Here’s everything we’re expecting to see from Apple’s first event of 2021.

iPad Pro
Apple is expected to introduce an updated version of the iPad Pro with a mini-LED display. Mini-LED technology offers many of the benefits as OLED – such as improved contrast ratio and deeper blacks – but it’s cheaper and easier to produce. The new iPad Pro is also rumored to have an A14X processor and up to 1TB of storage.

iMac
Apple is long overdue for an update to the iMac, which hasn’t been refreshed since August 2019. The new iMac is rumored to have a 24-inch OLED display, Apple Silicon processor, and MagSafe charger. It’s also possible that Apple will introduce a more powerful iMac Pro with up to 28 cores and Radeon Pro Vega II graphics.

AirPods
Apple is expected to announce an updated version of the AirPods with a new design and improved sound quality. The new AirPods are rumored to have sensors that can detect when they’re in your ear and automatically pause playback when you take them out. They’re also rumored to have shorter stems and stems that are slightly curved inward so they fit more snugly in your ear.

5G iPhone

We’re expecting Apple to show off its first 5G iPhone at its “Spring Loaded” event on April 20. But don’t expect too much: The phone is likely to be very similar to the iPhone 12, with just a few small changes.

The biggest change, of course, will be the addition of 5G support. Apple is planning to release three 5G phones this year: a low-end model with a 6.1-inch display, a high-end model with a 6.7-inch display, and an “iPhone 12s” with a 5.4-inch display. All three phones will support 5G, but the high-end model is expected to have better 5G performance than the other two.

5G is still in its early stages, and coverage is limited to just a few cities right now. So if you’re not in one of those cities, you’re not going to see much difference between a 4G iPhone and a 5G one. And even if you are in a 5G city, you’re not going to see much difference if you’re not using one of the new 5G plans from carriers like Verizon or AT&T.

So why bother buying a 5G iPhone? For now, it’s mostly future-proofing: 5G is going to be the standard for smartphones in the next few years, and you’ll want a phone that can take advantage of it when it’s more widely available. Apple is also likely to offer some sort of trade-in deal for older iPhones, which could make upgrading more attractive.

If you are planning on buying a new iPhone this year, you might as well wait for the 5G version. But don’t expect it to be any different from the 4G iPhone 12 otherwise.

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